I have a number of photos on an old hard drive (from a Win 98 PC). This old PC doesn't recognise any USB flash drives, even if I try to install the driver, and neither does it have a CD-writer. Someone at work mentioned being able to add the old drive to my new PC by designating it as a slave? Can anyone please provide some detailed instructions. Many thanks.
Remove the drive from the old machine (4 screws maximum). Set the little jumper on the back to 'slave'. Open the case of the 'new' PC and connect the ribbon cable (about 2 inches wide) and the 4-pin power cables to the disk.
You won't need to fix the drive in the case, just put it on a non-metallic surface, e.g. a shoe box.
Boot up and Windows will find the drive. Open 2 explorer windows and drag your files from the 'old' disk to the new one.