It's a P-4 1.8 Ghz with 512mb sdram. It is suppopsed to have on-board audio and video, but they don't work.
Stupid me, I thought that I knew so much about computers that I could reformat and still be ok.
I reinstalled (legally) XP Home and then I tried to find a driver for the nvidia card.
The website had a generic driver that I got, it sorta worked. Empire Earth II (the most graphics intensive game I have) ran with only a few blips.
It had been having some problems (something about a drawing error, it was fixable by reducing the acceleration.) Sometimes it would start up to the splash screen and then it would restart. (usually it did this once or twice) I could then increase the acceleration all the way and enable write combining, and it would be fine for about five startups, then I would have to reduce it again.
Just recently, it wasnt' even posting. It would turn on and just sit there like a dead elephant. I thought that it might be the graphics card, but no.
I tested the graphics card in another machine (celeron 500 Mhz old school type with fedora core 10), it was recognized and worked fine.
It took me a while to figure out how to clear the cmos, but I did it, and it didn't help a lot. It now shows an error message
"NTLDR is missing
press ctrl+alt+delete to reboot"
I do that, and it just shows the graphics card bios, then goes into the same error message.
I got it for $7, so just the ram is worth that, but it would be nice to have it working.