PC Problem...

Here is my issue....

I have an old PC. Somehow the OS was corrupted. It still works, but takes some getting used too, and has sat in a cupboard for 4 years.

I want to get some files off it; is there anyway I can link it up to my laptop and transfer them as if it were just an external hard drive?


Probably the easiest way to get the files off is buy a caddy off fleabay.
All you will need to determine is whether it is an ide drive or sata.
A sata drive has 2 small plugs and an ide drive has big ribbon to it plus a power plug
Decide which one you need then fit into caddy and you now have an external drive job jobbed :-D

the type of thing you are looking for is :
3.5" IDE TO USB External Aluminium Enclosure Caddy Case on eBay (end time 15-Nov-10 00:29:09 GMT)

3.5 SATA TO USB HD Hard Disk Drive Enclosure Caddy Case on eBay (end time 15-Nov-10 00:29:25 GMT)

Hope that helps

Kind regards,


edited to add beaten to it by 2 of 7


Book Reviewer
4 years old, it has a usb port, no? get a usb memory stick and bob's your aunties live in lover, surely?
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