Thank you all in advance for your help.
Specs of current PC:
ASUS P5G41-M LE/CSM mATX LGA775 G41/ICH7 DDR2 PCI-E16 PCI-E 2XPCI SATA GBLAN Audio Video Motherboard
E8400 dual core processor
550W Coolermaster PSU
3GB of crap ddr2 ram
Seagate Barracude 1TB HDD
Another random 160GB HDD
If anything else is needed, let me know.
Basically, I have an old computer which no longer works (I've narrowed it down to the motherboard of video card). It will startup without any error beeps, but will not display anything. I've tried replacing the battery, resetting CMOS, using a different PSU, and using a different monitor.
I would like to get the information off of the old IDE Maxtor 80GB (I think? Might even be less) hard drive, and put it onto my current PC. Would it be possible to just plug it in? Would I need an IDE -> Sata converter? Are there any risks? I don't really want to spend that much money, but I can spend what's absolutely necessary.
The old drive also has an older version of windows installed.
Thank you very much.
Edited by DGZDragoon, 20 June 2011 - 07:47 PM.