That is by design. XP will not boot, except on the original configuration it was installed to (or very similar). XP reads the initial hardware when it is installed and then 'remembers' it.Originally Posted by George Handel
What you can do is slave the drive from the dead machine to the working machine.
Place the jumper on that drive on Slave and hook it up to the same cable as the working drive. Then boot into Windows and copy the files over.