Originally Posted by zzpulp
I know this strays from the topic but why do you need a laptop that can fit your PATA hard drive? You would still have to reformat the old hard drive to have it work on the new computer. It would only save you time to use the old hard drive if you had a data partition and a partition for the OS. Still, the amount of time saved really isn't worth it IMO since its a one time thing. Pretty much any used laptop will come with a hard drive so I don't see why you just don't transfer your files over to the new hard drive. You can always get an external enclosure for the older hard drive.
I'm not sure I understand you completely.
My old LapTop dont work,
The fans bad & while trying to clean it I messed up the screen & it dont work now.
But I have lots of pictures that are important to me on it & I though if I swapped the hard drive I'd get to keep them that way?
Are you saying my thought proccess on this is wrong?