I'm looking for any help/tips that you're willing to give, as I've gotten outside the scope of my tech knowledge. I have an old Dell XPS desktop that I had previously upgraded to Windows 8 that will not boot up on me anymore. I had almost everything backed up to cloud storage, with the exception of a couple folders of pictures that my wife had very recently put on there, because she did not save them to the cloud, nor did I back them up before the PC went kaput.
The PC had two 250GB hard drives that I have removed. I borrowed a Thermaltake BlackX hard drive dock from a friend and connected it to my laptop (which runs Windows 7). Here is my dilemma.. All I want to do is get those couple folders of pictures and move them to my laptop, but I don't know which of the two hard drives was being used on the PC.
-When I put one of them in the hard drive dock, nothing happens but when I go to Disk Management it pops up saying it needs to be initialized using either MBR or GPT method.
-When I put the other one in, it adds E: as a drive on my laptop and pops up saying the drive needs to be formatted. It shows this drive in Disk Management also and says it has a RAW file system.
How do I know which drive has my PC data on it, and how can I retrieve it?
Thanks in advance