This is a weird question, so please bear with me. I'm trying to help a friend who just had a major crash. I had experience recently with using a Powerbook, which would not load OSX, as an external drive on a MacPro, for the purpose of saving files off of the Powerbook. We just hooked it up with a firewire cable and had to hold a button combination down in order to get the MacPro to recognize it as a drive. Then we just dragged and dropped the files. My question is, is there any way to do this with a Dell laptop? I have a friend whose laptop bricked recently (blue screen of death) and she also has an Imac, so i was wondering if there's any way to use it as an external drive to save her files. We would only need to copy from the hard drive, so format differences shouldn't be an issue. If not, is a place like CompUSA her only hope? Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, I wasn't really sure where to place it. Thanks in advance for any help.