I am pretty new at this so excuse my verbiage in case it isn't right.
I'm hoping I can do the following...any thoughts?:
1. Install a new drive to replace the old one.
2. Go into the startup and try to run the internal System Recovery onto the new drive (I think it recoveries from a segment on the D drive, which seems to be running fine).
3. Put the old drive in a new slot to see if I can pull anything off it.
Will this work? Or should I install from the system recovery disks that I have?