Posted 03 October 2009 - 05:41 PM
I think if it were my Id borrow the monitor from another computer (if you have access to one with a VGA hookup) and if your setting it up as a file server, Id reformat the hard drive with Linux and add a network card in, and set it up so you can access it remotly through a network. You would have to network it and have a monitor you can use though. and that chkdsk if Im not mistaken, could mean a bad hard drive. Im not sure how good it would be as a file server though that old a computer it prolly wont recognize a very big hard drive. If your just looking for a way to back things up, an external hard drive would work. Other uses for it are, and Ive done this, if the case is a decent full tower with a nice setup, gut it, and put a new system in it, or you can do what my wife did, I had an ANCIENT gateway server tower, she had me gutted it, then took spray paint and decorated it, and were using it as a end table. :D
Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit.
Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.
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