So basically the Windows on my Dell won't boot up, after trying like a bajillion things. I was hoping to plug the HD into the Sony so I can start it up and copy the files from the 2nd HD into the first one as a form of backing up the files before i reformat. So i decided to remove the HD from the Dell, and plug it into the Sony. I made sure the jumper thing is on slave (the second quarter) and then plugged the cable using this (srry bad sketch) |-------|(1st HD)----|(second HD) Ive placed the little cable into it as well. So as i boot up the Sony, i enter BIOS and go to the Hard drives, and find my first 1 all set, set to auto, listing the capacity and some other info i dont know. The second one (primary slave) is set to auto, showing capacity at "0 MB" and some stuff like that. Well anyways, i started the computer and it asks for me to put the boot disk in, and I never got to windows. Also, my sony has it so when it boots up, it shows a screen where i press my F2 to access the bios, or F1 to continue, something like that. On it, after putting in the Hd, it says, Primary Master Failed. I remember one of the options in the hd options were like "User HDD" , hoping that rings a bell. Sorry for being so vague, I really need to recover those files. Thanks, Magniitude.