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Saving Data from harddrive before reformatting

How can I make a harddrive a slave in another computer to save data files?

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  • gannmeister May 21, 2008

    thanks for replying, but i've opted to just go ahead and reformat/partition harddrive. A suspected virus, and I didn't want it to possibly infect my harddrive.

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What kinda drive? SATA? IDE?SATAII?
older drives have pins at back, select jumper for slave. SATAII u can try to do from BIOS (DEL at startup)

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