judging from the state of the machine giz, i rekon itd be more profitable if i DONATE the money id use for postal charges to UGN Security
rather than sending the machine.
and shadow, i swapped hdds with a machine that does work and it still doesnt boot to an o/s.
(although, i can now go as far as the startup screen for windows before i get the 'blue screen' again)
il let u know via PM how it goes.
looks like a lost cause.