I've had that thing sitting in a drawer for a few years, a few days ago I decided to mess with it. Well, it was acting like some keys were stuck, so I figured "I'll just hook up an external keyboard." Well, it was still acting like a whore, so I decided to just tear out the offending keys. That did not work.
I decided to try and take it apart and took all the screws out. Turns out there's two screws UNDERNEATH THE KEYBOARD HOLDING IT TOGETHER. Arg. So, finally, I grab the nearest tools and get to work. A screwdriver and an AK bayonet. Pried that bastard right off and now it works great.
At first it wasn't running with accelerated graphics, but a quick trip to Google supplied me with the drivers directly from HP, turns out it's a 64mb ATI card. Anyway, it's a decent gaming rig, but it has shut down randomly twice while playing Opposing Force (I have a CD copy from the Half-Life Platinum pack). Anyway, I manually installed XP Service Packs 2 and 3 from CDs due to no intrawebs on that, yet. My cable ISP offers dial-up access numbers, so I may take advantage of that and use dial-up upstairs during non-phone hours.
Games I have on it so far :
Action Doom 2 (FUCK YEAH, SCUBA!!)
All the Doom games w/ GZDoom
ZSNES and a bunch of ROMS
GBA emu and roms
Half-Life, Blue Shift and Opposing Force
Starcraft + Expansion
WCII : BNE
Duke Nukem 3d