(Original post by markovchain17)
Yep, in fact I managed to boot it up about a week ago. I put some files from it onto an external hard drive but the transfer rate was absolutely dreadful, barely 1Mb/s at times
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Eek! Looks like either your system is acting strange, there's a broken cable somewhere, there's some other sort of bottleneck or your hard drive is knackered...
Is the computer reasonably fast regarding other things, or is it dreadfully slow? If it's dreadfully slow, I'd consider formatting the drive and reinstalling the OS, followed then by hardware issues such as a poor CPU/RAM/HDD etc.