Hi Guys, I think this one is toast. EasyBCD didn't fix the problem. I have tried 2 different hard drives in it as c:, and after formatting and installing XP, I get "Hard Drive Detects Immenent Failure" on both drives. I got Xp to run, but the 2.2 GHZ intel celeron is acting more like a 200MHZ pentium II. The memory is not even running at speed. 1.5 Gig of 400mhz DDR, running at 266 MHZ. FSB is 800Mghz. It is now the slowest PC I have ever had. Not sure what happened to it. Would have been a nice work/testing machine. Think the processor could be burnt up? Could that damage the HD? I can get a 3.2 Ghz pentium 4 with Hyperthreading for it for $45.00. I'm a certified tech, and I can't figure it out. any ideas? Thanks for staying with me on this one, and sorry it took so long to reply.