I got an HP P3 800Mhz (free, salvage) it didn't have a harddrive nor a factory restore disk but has a COA sticker for windows Me and i installed a 250Gig harddrive (its the only one i had available), so the question is how do i retrieve Windows Me without having to purchase a full version of Me OS?
Second issue, for the time being i installed Windows Xp (30day trial version thing, 'i think its an upgrade' not registered yet) to verify that the computer works. and it did. The OS installation went through, but when i rebooted the system and all the hardware was detected and the windows xp screen came up (where its loading), afterwards the screen just goes black (no picture). The monitor is working. So what would more likely to be the problem? i'm thinking its the large HD, or its configuration? any ideas?