Howdy, I'm new to the forum and would greatly appreciate any help. I had an emachine W2646 and mobo died (I know, emachines mobos are crap). I believe the hard drive from that machine is still okay and there are some some pictures and other files that I would simply like to retrieve and store in another PC I have. I removed the hard drive from the emachine, connected it as a slave to the new PC using the existing IDE cable. I don't know what I should be seeing, but I don't see the new hard drive in explorer, but it is visible in the Disk Management area of the XP control panel. The only I have is INITIALIZE. If I initialize the hard drive will it reformat the drive? (erase everything) Is this my only option? How do I map the newly added hard drive to a drive letter and make it accessible from explorer?