Thanks. I hope all works out for ya. Newegg is great with shipping usually, so all you'll have to do when you get it is insert your drive into the adapter, insert the PATA adapter into the back of the drive mount it in your case and plug it in. Probably have to set it to boot from there, or you could just leave it as slave as long as they're both NTFS and get your data like that. I'll still try to boot from it for laughs though!
I finally got back to working on my old notebook. The notebook worked fine until I tried to install an image file on it. Then it played dead. I asked around and you said, take the drive out of the notebook, plug it into a PATA adapter and plug it into your old desktop.
I purchased the adapter from Newegg, took my Seagate, Momentus 5400.3 out of the notebook and plgged it into the adapter. Then in my desktop computer I removed the cable to Disk 1. The desktop boots from Disk 0. I plugged the PATA with hard drive on one side into the cable where disk 1 had been. Then I booted the desktop PC.
Aftewr Windows XP loaded I ran Add New Hardware. It didn't see the drive. I ran Device Manager. It didn't see the drive. I ran Admin. Tools > Computer Manager > Storage system. No drive there either. What should I do?