Following the thread I posted here few days ago (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic109699-15.html
I would like to check/test my PC and to recover (if possible) the existing files on my HD which crashed and couldn't boot.
I got an IDE Maxtor HD I would like to install in my PC (as a master drive - in lieu of the existing one), and to perform a complete installation of my OS on it. If this process will run smoothly, this will be the first "test" to ensure the issue in the thread above relates only to the damaged HD.
I will install the damage HD (IDE Western Digital drive) as a slave on the same ribbon (middle connector)
and will try to recover some of the files. Of course I will relocate the Jumpers accordingly.
My questions are as follow:
1. During the installation, the OS will allocate (name) a 'C' partition in the new HD (where the OS will be installed).
The partitions on the damaged one being already named 'C' (damaged and wiped - no OS is installed on it), 'D' and 'E', will this create any problem having a 'C' driver on both HD's?
2.Will the partitions name on the damaged HD be automatically changed (as a result of the new installed C) or do I have to do it manually? How?
3. Do I have to do any modification/reset in the Bios?
My intent is to try to save (what may be salvage) from the damaged HD and to discard it after that.