Ok, I would like to thank anyone ahead of time who answers this thread to help me out. I have an compaq presario sr 1620nx and the motherboard is out of commission due to a power surge. I took it to circut city and that is what they told me. I have pictures on this computer and would also like to have it up and running to use. I ordered the motherboard and have it here. So I think my problem now is I need an xp disc when I fix this thing or what should I do. I do not want to have to buy an xp disc. If I do will the pictures still be on it. My other option is to make the hard drive an external one for my laptop and put the pictures on that and start saving for another desktop. p. s. This will be my first attempt at working on computer hardware ever.