So, I have a hard drive that is failing. It was in a laptop, and I would be running windows and the computer would completely stop responding and freeze. The hard drive indicator light would cut out. The only option at that point was to cut the power. There are photos from traveling on the drive that I wasn't able to back up onto another place before the failure, so I want to attempt to recover the data. I got my desktop set up, and I've bought an extra sata cable that should arrive soon. I want to connect the drive to my desktop, and download the files off it. I was wondering if I just hook it up like any drive, or if there is anything I need to mess with in boot order, etc. The laptop drive booted to windows xp, so if I connect it to the desktop and power up, will the windows installation on that laptop drive cause issues with the desktop's primary drive? Also, I'm wondering if there are any positions I should hold the drive to raise the chance of success, or if it needs to be cooled, etc. Thank you for your time.