This other computer is an HP Pavilion a1730n desktop, AMD Athlon 62 x2 Dual Core Processor 6400+ (2.4GHz), 2.0 GB RAM. This computers has Windows Vista Home Premium installed on its current hard drive, a 320 GB, SATA drive. The motherboard does have a couple of IDE connectors (1 blue, 1 black) on the board.
One thing to note, however, this other computer has been flaking out on me lately. Once it gets to the log in screen, it blanks and brings up a BSOD (pic attached), blanks again, then goes to the black screen where it asks if I want to Boot into Safe Mode. I can boot into Safe and have already extracted all the files I want off the currently installed hard drive.
How do I install these older drives so I can copy the data. I tried installing one already but must have missed something. I hooked up a spare Molex 4-pin power connector from the power supply, plugged a 40-pin IDE ribbon cable into the back of the old hard drive, then plugged the other end into one of the IDE connectors on the motherboard. I even moved the jumper on the old hard drive to the Slave pins. When I started the computer it automatically booted up the black screen where it said something had been changed and asked if I wanted to Boot into Safe Mode or the other options. I tried booting into Safe, but it came back to the same screen again. I'm not sure if I plugged the IDE cable into the wrong connector on the board or if I'm missing something with regards to how the computer is viewing this drive when it tries to boot up. I'm obviously no pro here.
Appreciate any help/info anyone can provide. Thanks.