I see its still visible but the short version is Windows 2000 may indeed do that error if the volume is in less than pristine condition.
But how to get the data out? That was discussed as well and came down to 2 methods, both of which used the KNOPPIX CD. Since you can use Google, I won't duplicate the discussion about Knoppix and cut to the solutions.
1. Place the old drive as master on the secondary IDE channel and a FAT32 formatted volume as master on the primary with a slave CDROM drive. Boot up KNOPPIX and explore both drives and copy your files out.
2. Place the old drive as master on the primary IDE channel and the CDROM drive on the secondary, boot KNOPPIX and copy your files out to a network share. Hint: Noted at http://tips.oncomputers.info/archives2004/0401/2004-Jan-11.htm along with use of K3b
I offer NO CURE for the Windows 2000 fault. You can call it in to Microsoft Support if you wish, but the articles we used don't hold much hope.
Best of luck,
The short story is I have a 12G laptop hard drive that I am trying to get data off of as I could not boot or read the drive in the laptop. I have connected the drive as a slave to my desktop, which recognised it no problems. When I click on drive icon to try and see any data, it grinds away and then gives me an INPAGE Operation error. Any suggestions?
Cheers and thanks,