Can anyone please helpI intend to replace mother board with identical one. My problem is my system and recover disk can only be loaded on an elonex computer with a replacement board will the disk see the computer as a different machine if so is there a way round the problem other then buying a new xp disk
Then you could have a problem. Some recovery discs will load onto any hard drive, and the twenty or so I have from Evesham will testify to this. But others will look for files on the drive, and if yours is like this then you will have two options - buy a replacement drive from Elonex, which will come loaded with the files, or buy a fresh (retail) copy of XP, which is what I've done in the past. Unfortunately both are likely to be costly.