My neighbor was throwing out this computer. I asked if I could have it. He said "sure, it doesnt work anymore". I asked what was wrong with it and he said "I don't know, it wont turn on". I told him I would take it and see if there were any parts we could use. I took it in the house, plugged it in and got an error message. The hard drive was pretty crappy and small. So I took the hard drive out of a DVR, formated it, and put it in this computer and installed a fresh copy of XP. I vaccumed out the inside (it was nasty).