So, brief story. A friend of mine has a some 10 yr old XP SP3 PC which had been running slower and slower. I have done all I can with it, but it has finally refused to boot at all.
My intention is to remove the IDE HD (its only 40Gig. Yes its that old) and put it in my PC to recover his files and then reformat the HD.
As I do not know if there is any infection, or if it is just corrupted files is there anything I should be aware of before proceeding in this way?