My friend is getting the BSOD for some reason and he wants to reformat. But he wants to save all of his music and pictures. In the past I have hooked up my hard drives, w/ messed up OS's, to other computers very easily, but I seem to be having problems.
When I put my friends HDD in my computer it will not boot up, it keeps restarting on the windows screen. When I take his HDD out it boots up fine. I even put a jumper in my friends HDD to try and set it to slave, but I don't know which are the right prongs. Does anyone know which prongs do what? It's a samsung hard drive. What can I do to get my computer to boot up with his hard drive to back it up?
I've done it in the past with IDE hard drives but now I'm working with sata, and mine doesn't have jumpers. The way I did it was either plugging them in and it boots properly (I might be forgetting something though, lol) or I use a linux live cd to copy from drive to drive, which I can't seem to get working.