your mobo is more robust that the printed circuit board in your burner.
I'm afraid that you're just going to have to copy over what you can, and then re-invest in a complete new system, because you've got problelms with the rest of it as well, that's why you're having trouble saving the files as well.
You could try using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard on the XP Pro, but I'm not sure it would take data from a Mac.
I'm migrating from a Mac running OS 9 to a PC running windoes XP Pro. I've got a burner on my mac, and I'm using it to copy files over, as a recent lightning strike destroyed my mac's networking capability.
Unfortunately there are some special characters getting inserted into the filenames on my mac, like the anglebrackets '>'. And when I'm trying to copy files, my PC craps out on these characters, after making a partial copy -- I don't know what it's copied and what it hasn't.
I'm also finding that I can't copy certain files to my hard drive ... I can't right click on them, I can't do anything with them. Sometimes thse are the files with special characters in their names, and sometimes they're not.
So is there something that will allow me to work with these files? It's not a FORMAT issue; I'm reading the disc just fine.