Some time ago, a friend's PC refused to start. She couldn't figure out the problem and the computer was an old piece of crap (BIOS claims it's from 2004), so she simply bought a new one. Because I'm entirely too nice, I offered to try to rescue the old hard drive so she could have her data.
Assuming the hard drive isn't outright broken, should I be able to get the data from it if I simply hook it up to another PC as a slave device?
What might be wrong with it? I give the computer power; it comes up with the "Windows failed to start; How do you want to start? Normal Mode/ Use Last Successful Settings/ etc." page. No matter what mode I select, it thinks about it a little, acts like it's starting to load, then restarts.
By mashing Delete after picking a startup mode, I was able to get the BIOS to come up, but I didn't figure out anything from it.