Newer HD into older crappy Emachine PC. Help?
Sorry if this is the wrong place.
I once had an Emachine computer, dating about 1999-2000. Then one day I got a Gateway, it was about 2002. I've been using the same computer(gateway) until now. The Gateway's motherboard burnt, and I now consider it dead, so for a while now I've been using the old Emachines. The problem? The piece of crap HD that came with it only has 4 friggin' GB.
The real question here is: How in the heck can I take my HD from the Gateway, and put it into the Emachines and have everything be okiedorie?
Is it even possible? I asked someone and they said they doubted it would work. Also, don't bother suggesting I buy a new computer or something, I am broke. And keep your opinions about Emachines to yourself. I know it's a worthless piece of crap!
ps. I took my (gateway) master/slave ribbon, and the HD and simply swapped them into the Emachines, but that didn't work at all. You probably know why, but I'm clueless about computers. It said it didn't recognize the hardware or something and eternally reset.
Please please please tell me I can somehow get that HD to work in it!
I don't actually have the internet, haha, so I'm at a library. I'll have to reply tomorrow. Assuming anybody responds.