I have an old Maxtor ATA66 drive with XP/ZoneAlarm/AIM having a free-for-all for CPU time, @ 100%, slowing everything down to a crawl.
So I bought a WD 80Gig 7200rpm Special Edition, plugged it in, left the jumper on CS, shut the Maxtor down via the BIOS. Created a Primary partition, reinstalled XP and other apps. Windows automatically relabeled the old Maxtor D:.
The problem is, on the old drive, I can see it and it's files but I can't open any of them. I figured since the files are still labeled C: I would be able to access them.
A: set the new WD to master and the old Maxtor to slave and then enable the Maxtor in the BIOS to grab the old files.
B: Shut down the WD, boot from the Maxtor and old XP, and just burn the old files on to a CD and then transfer them to the new HD?
Any advise is appreciated. Thanx, Rob