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I have a Gateway Desk Top that has been diagnosed with a dead power Supply. I don't need the computer anymore, but I want to get the data off the hard drive.

I have loaded additional, drives into other PC's but only as secondary drives. What will happen if I install the old Hard Drive, that has an operating system on it(XP) into a new PC that is running XP as well. Any suggestions or responses would be great.

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schusterjo said:
Good luck getting a drive from another computer to boot as a primary.
He indicates that he only wants to use it as a secondary drive. If he sets the jumpers correctly, at the back of the drive, I can think of no issues he may experience.
 

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davehc said:
He indicates that he only wants to use it as a secondary drive. If he sets the jumpers correctly, at the back of the drive, I can think of no issues he may experience.
Any suggestions or responses would be great.

That would = "a comment or suggestion," That = don't try it as a primary but only as a secondary....
 
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