Re: Help with external hard drive
You'll need to take the drive out and determine if it's SATA or IDE, most likely SATA.
If that's the case, then you'll need to determine if your computer has any spare SATA ports on the motherboard paired with a spare SATA power connection. Assuming you do, you'll be able to power down the system, connect the drive and reboot. There's a chance it may mess with your boot order, but doubt it will. Once you boot back into windows the drive will auto install and mount itself assuming it's still in operating condition.
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