Well this proves that your hard drive is still working. As Dak said, we do not have much experience on Windows ME because it is all forgotten. You could try to run some system tool programs. In the start menu, accessories, system tools, I think. Personally I would take the hard drive out of the computer and put it in an external hard drive case. Buying an external hard drive case by itself, without a hard drive, can be very cheap. When you have put the hard drive in the case, simply plug it into the other computer via usb and remove the files you want by copying and pasting them.Then if you want to fix the old computer, put the hard drive back and format it...It really probably needs a good clean.. It is really not worth trying to fix this computer as it may cause you to loose your data.