I have 2 old machines I want to toss. I think one is Win95 and the other Win98. I want to grab certain files from the hard drives before destroying them. The Win98 won't boot and I haven't tried the 95 machine yet.
Is there a relatively simple way of pulling each HD and connecting it to my Win2000 machine to see files and move them to my Win2000 HD?
Doesn't matter; both 2000 and XP are fully backward compatible in that regard.
All you should need to do is install each drive as a slave drive in the new system, paying attention to the Master/Slave jumper settings on your IDE devices. The drives should then appear in Windows Explorer; from there you can copy your old data to the new drive. I'd suggest working with the drives one at a time to minimize the chance of confilicts, especially since you indicated that one of hte old drives is unbootlable.
In terms of the unbootable drive, hopefully the damage is minimal enough that the system can at least read the data on the drive and let you copy it off. If the damage is severe enough that you can't even do that, let us know; there are further options you can try.