I thought this was sold on a trade......external forced have blocked such a deal and now it's on Ebay.
I fixed the cd/dvd drive inside the computer. turns out it was misaligned by a slight amount. heh.
Now running xp home, for legitimacy purposes. All included software is 100% legit.
if anyone wants it from DP, the dp'er price is now $475 shipped. no trades. thanks all.