Currently scanning hard drive.

Scan complete. Bad sectors in boot record repaired. Thankfully operating system files were not corrupted, xp loaded successfully. Completed an antispyware scan but not happy with job as time ran out.

Final report to client:
Harddrive faillure – repaired: invest in a new hard drive.

Win xp OS: upgrade to win7, better support and security.

Hardware: ram upgrade: recommend 4gb

But ultimately a tablet is the way to go.

Probably use the pc as a print/media server.

This was a very interesting job and I hope the start of a long and joyous friendship.