To begin with I would like to say I had no previous experience of installing components inside my base unit. Ok the problem i had was that my hard drive was damaged, so i telephoned Dell and they said they will replace the hard drive as the old one was badly damaged. They have done this but the problem i have now is that i had lost many files/data that i needed on the old hard drive so i took it to a local technician. They repaired the drive and said it was possible to send data from my old drive to the new one by connecting it with cables to the computer and i can select the files i want to transfer. Now i have no idea how to connect the old drive to the computer. I have heard that i do not need to by cables as they may be in the base unit but i havent got a clue where to find them and also i have heard stuff about jumpers, slave drive and master drive. All i want to do is transfer the files and throw away the old drive. Please can anyone tell me what to do and how to connect thh drives. I am using windows XP home edition if that helps and also have a CD-R/RW / DVD player combo drive. (NOTE not a DVD R/RW).