OK .... it was the mother board , pretty expensive fix. So I bought a new laptop , upgraded to windows 7 ultimate , all the bells & whistles & best of all by upgrading all my XP stuff loaded well.
Here is my next problem , one that I cannot figure out yet.
I use Outlook as my email carrier. Now , I have a bunch of emails on that old laptop so I took out the hard drive (which is fine) & put it into my docking station & I am able to get everything off of it EXCEPT my old outlook emails. I know they are on there but I cannot find them. When I bring up outlook from that old hard drive I get my current outlook. I have been researching this & it seems the files are hidden but i still cannot access them. Can anyone help??
Also does anyone know where I can buy a Dell latitude d620 laptop without a hard drive?? if I can find one I can give that laptop to my kids.
Check out Tigerdirect.com, newegg.com, half.com or even ebay for the laptop.
As for the outlook thing, there should be a file somewhere on your comp that holds all your emails... I've had the IT department do this for me at work a few times since we change computers a lot... I'll research more and get back to you.