I found this forum that gave me the answer as to what caused my Emachine T6532 to fail. The T6532 was a great machine with an Achilles heel. I had a previous Emachine that still works. My Opinion, I think Gateway cost cutting probably contributed to the motherboard failure. Just my Opinion. I want to retrieve my 200gb Hard drive and put it in an external Vantec NexStar 3 USB Case that "raybay suggested". I think I need the IDE version as opposed to the Sata version. Is that true I found it at Tiger Direct. Thanks.