I have two Western Digital Hard Drives pulled from two E-machines that had bundled software on them from a retail outlet. Never again!
Both of these drives have been in storage for about a year,,,the PSu and MoBo went bad on both of them.
I have been told that replacing a PSu and MoBo for these would be a waste of time because you would not be able to recover the WindowsXP Home edition on them
You would have problems with the packaged software that came on them also.
I guess this means the software from the retailer and the OEM would prevent this.?
This don't sound right, but i have ran into something like that a few years ago on a Dell machine when we replaced the mother board on it.
Could not get the drive to see the MoBo for some reason.
All i want to do is recover the WinXP edition on the drives to a new machine , or run them from an external posiston if that can be done.
Where would be a good starting place with this?
Suggestion's for PSu's and Boards would be nice also.