Hey people, new guy here with a random question, hopefully this is the right section. I'm also not very knowledgeable when it comes to computer stuff so I'll try to keep it short...
Have 2 computers, both older. Took in computer 1 (Acer Veriton 7500 G) to be checked out when it died, was told the motherboard was shot. It would not power on or anything, just dead. That's fine, it's like 5 years old, whatever...
Now I'm robbing some of the parts from it to put in the second computer (some generic one that I bought used from a guy that was custom building his own system) It only has a 40 GB HD while I had a 200 and a 80 GB in the one that died. (both are Seagate 7200's if it matters)
Both systems were running Windows XP so I tried putting my HD's in the slave position on this second computer and they are recognized, I can access all the files, etc.
I figured I'd try hooking both of the old ones up in the second computer, 1 as main and 1 as slave, to see what would happen. Turns out, nothing is what happens
So now I'm wondering what I would have to do to be able to put my 200 GB and 80 GB into this other system? As in take out the HD that it's using and replace with the 2 from my original computer. What would be involved, and how complicated for a rookie computer guy?
Also, right now I have the 200 GB still hooked up as a slave, just so I have access to all my stuff from the dead computer. Is there a chance this could cause any major problems to the computer or anything?
Sorry to ramble on, hopefully this makes some sense.