You may seek the assistance of someone who is familiar with computer
parts, particularly the IDE cable and hard disk to be sure you can
follow the directions properly. It would certainly be a lot easier for
you if that person is also familiar with how to set the BIOS of a
computer. You can apply the following instructions on a Win98 computer
or basically any system. Here's what you should do:
1) Remove the covers of the computers you are going to use. You need
to identify the IDE cable and hard drive. You can refer to this
IDE cable and Hard Drive
The IDE cable is held by the hand. The one on the right is the closeup
of the hard drive.
Here's an example of a hard drive:
Now that you now what a hard drive is, let's call the drive and
computer that you are going to copy from as "C" and the drive and
computer that you are going to transfer files to as "T".
2) I assume that both hard drives are set to "master" and both drives
are virus free. If you are unsure about virus infection, please use an
antivirus and scan the drives first. If you are sure that everything
is okay and you want to proceed please remove the IDE cable and power
cable of the C drive. You can then remove the drive from the computer.
3) At the back of the C drive, you will see many pins where the IDE
cable was connected and you will see one or two small plastic
somethings called "jumpers" inserted to some separate pins. Again, I'm
assuming that C drive is set to master so you will need to change this
jumper position to make the drive a "slave drive". You will find some
explanations on the C drive on how to set it to slave. Follow the
3) Once set to slave, you will need to attach the C drive to the same
cable where the T drive is attached. Normally, the IDE cable has two
terminals where you can attach an extra drive. Each terminal has one
or two notches. When you attach the terminal to the C drive, make sure
that the notch(es) are facing up -- same as the top part of the hard
drive. The bottom part is where you pcb circuits are. Please don't
forget to attach the power cable for the C drive.
4) Once attached, you will need to identify the C drive inside the T
computer. To do this, restart the system and go to the BIOS program. I
don't know your BIOS setup program interface so you will have to read
the intructions onscreen. Identify the C drive using "auto detect" or
"detect hard drive" command.
5) Once identified, you can now restart your system to Windows. In
Windows, you only need to open up Windows Explorer and copy the PST
files from the C drive to the T drive in much the same way as you copy
a file from one folder to another. It's that easy.
In case you have questions, please say so and I'll be happy to assist
drive to drive file transfer
+ personal knowledge
I hope this helps you. Should you have any comments/questions, please
feel free to post your clarification before rating this and I'll
attend to you as soon as possible. Thanks for asking.