Here it is!
I am a school teacher, and a novice computer hardware tech--I know enough to switch out parts and load software, lol. Just last week, my old HP XT983 died, so I removed the seagate hard drive and stored it safely until I got my new Medion Multi-media computer here. Both hard drives operate with XP OS. The new computer doesn't have a master/slave ribbon cable to connect the two drives and gain access to copy old files to new hard drive. I live in a rural area....I repeat...a rural area, so taking this hard drive to an expert is not an option. I have read the forum query and replies to this similar problem, but need information in simple terms in order to make things work out. I really need the documents for school right away! I backed up the drive, but as I said, the old computer died...no way to retrieve info except to hook up to new computer. I am gaining so much knowledge about computers as I go, but I NEED an expert to walk me through this. Is there any way someone would consider chatting with me on MSN Messenger to walk me through it? I am really flustered. I have a compaq laptop to communicate with if someone would feel sorry for this poor old kindergarten teacher.
Thank you for reading my question. ;)