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A laptop drive is just an IDE drive, but smaller.  There are adaptors
that will allow you to put it in a desktop on a regular IDE chain.  If
you need to borrow one of these, let me know I think I have a few of
them around here.

Peace.
Mickey

Ernie Buford wrote:

> Given a laptop drive with a corrupted Windows installation ....
>
> Could this drive be put in a desktop system in order to recover
> data from the drive without booting from it?  It passes hardware
> diagnostics but won't boot in the laptop.  The laptop is a Dell and
> we've plenty of Dell desktops to plug it into.  Just would prefer
> not to fry a desktop in the process.
>
> Any advice on how best to accomplish this?  Can it be added
> to the IDE ribbon like an ordinary secondary drive?
>
> EB
>
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