I woke up last night & saw the clock-radio in VCR mode, blinking 12:00. Must’ve had a surge before the power went out because tonight I can’t get my computer to turn on. I keep an external backup on-site & another off-site (which I recently brought back to update), but of course both of them are out of date. It’s a Dell XP box with mirrored RAID drives.
I have a Win7 machine sitting in the box still, mainly due to software issues. I have some old games that won’t run on Win7 & I have some software on the XP box that is only installed, I don’t have it to put on a new machine. Guess my cutover decision was just made for me!
My choices are to get a power supply & backup data like normal to external drives & then move that over to the new machine or pull the drives, open the new machine & plug it in as a secondary HD. Pros/cons of either method?
If I do the latter, I presume I need to change the switch settings on the old drive to make it a secondary drive. Know how to set them?