Yea you can hook up the drive that has the OS and all your data on it as a slave to another computer...it'll simply boot from whatever master you have and then you can view the contents of that other HD easily. Just make sure to put the jumper to MASTER w/SLAVE on the main HD and SLAVE on the 2nd HD, or you could put Cable Select on both and put them on the appropriate spot along the IDE cable
; ; I hooked up the PC with just mobo, ram, cpu, and video card, and I still got no display. I also tried resetting the cmos and still nothing. Could my mobo be defective or maybe I installed the cpu wrong? The fan seems to work fine.