I need to hook up an old hard drive to my laptop so i can wipe it clean, the only problem is it has Windows XP on it and most likley a virus of some sort. What should i do? am i safe to hook it up or will it kill my computer?
Just make sure you have somekind of AntiVirus protection running in the background of your laptop. Almost all viruses need to be executed somehow and formatting would not do it so like surge said it's a very slim chance.