Ok, so I have a Laptop HD from my brother's laptop and it won't boot in the laptop... saying it's missing a system file. I've tried doing a repair, tried reinstalling the OS (without format) and nothing seems to work.
So I bought one of those converters to stick the HD in my desktop computer just to get some files off of it before I do a wipe, however when I plug in the laptop HD into my desktop, it won't boot saying "invalid system disk" because what of what I assume: My main HD and this drive are both trying to be master... and I want this one to be a slave so I can pull the files onto my computer.
So is there any way to get these files transferred?? I don't want to wipe it clean before getting some important files off of it. And I know the HD is good.
And no, I cannot get into safe mode.