I have two computers that each have strong attributes and could make a good computer if combined. However, unfortunately there are also problems with both. What I want to do is take the hard drive from one of them and make it the master in the other computer. At the same time, I would change the existing hard drive to a slave, but do not really know how to do this. There are only three options on this hard drive (Master, Cable Select, and Park). I'm not sure which to make this in order to make it the slave.
Also, I am somewhat confused as to what I need to do to prepare that drive to be a slave. Do I need to format the drive? Ideally, I would prefer not to do this, because I would like to keep the files that are on the drive. Also, will it be a problem that this drive is running on XP and the other that I will be using as the master is running on 2000? I would prefer to maintain the 2000 software.
One last question. Since the hard drive that will be the new Master does not currently have the same drivers as the existing computer, do I need to reload all of the drivers for the existing hardware?
Thank you for your help.