|Weeeeeeeell I took your advice and wiped it clean and started over. Pain in the you know what but glad I listened to you Hakemon, will be better in the long run.|
Buuuuuuut I've hit a little snag. Reason I did this is the power box in the old computer went up. And all the sudden giving me no chance to burn files. I didn't think it would be a big ideal. I planned on taking the old hard drive and putting it in the new machine as a secondary and copying everything over like I've done in the past with spiffy results.
Problem is the old hard drive has a very different power cable than the new box. In the new box it has those traditional fat white clips with four wires, yellow, black, black, and red. The old hard drive, (the one I need the files from) has a wider, flattened black clip with what looks like ten or so prongs, (hard to tell, they are very small). And it has not only the yellow, black, black and red wires coming out of it but in addition an orange wire.
Sooooooo I'm looking for options. Do they sell some kind of converter clip?
I guess I could buy a new power box for the old HP but it's not really worth it. This would be the second and if I remember correctly I spent between 50 and 100 for the last one. Why do HP power boxes always go up or is it my bad luck. Happened to a couple other HPs I had.
Only other option I can think of is to have some service copy my files but that is probably just as pricey if not more so.