I just lay the second drive(have even had it standing on end) in the case where the ribbon cable can be connected, usually have the jumper set to cable select, and hooked up a power wire. I check to see if XP will see the second drive in explore( start, right click my computer, click explore). It will usually show up as the "D" drive but i have had a few show as "F" drives behind the cd-rw and dvd drives. It really doesnt matter since it is only going to be in the puter long enough to transfer files, then removed. While i am in Explore i will open the "C" drive and "D" drive. I make a folder on the C i call Transfer, then proceed to the D drive, find the data i want to save, and transfer entire folders to the transfer folder on C with copy and paste. Depending on how much data you want to save, it can take a while to save everything. It took me a couple of hours to save 45 gigs. When i am done i shut down the computer and remove the drive.