I'm starting my IO hack, but I can't seem to access the laptop hard drive in my desktop PC. I'm connecting it using a 2.5-3.5 adaptor, using an extra power cable that was inside, but the PC BIOS won't even start when I connect the drive (actually I have two drives, and i've tried them both).
I've tried connecting it using an open connector in the ribbon cable that the existing HD, CD-ROM and floppy drive are connected to, and I also tried unplugging my existing HD and power cable and using them with the laptop HD, with the same result - the drive doesn't spin, and the PC BIOS won't even start.
Could I just open up a laptop computer, connect my laptop HD in place of the existing hard drive, and copy over or install Windows that way?
Thanks for any advice. Sorry to sound like such a newbie.
Please note: i've tried for 2 hours to search this board for this information before I posted this thread. Though the searching is always really slow, this time it would lock up my browser and I actually had to use the task manager to close it.