I keep all my *needed* stuff on an external HDD. Stuff like music, pictures, documents, projects, etc go on the external so all that is good. I do have just a couple things that were on my desktop at the time.
I could probably just hook the HDD to my external case, plug it into my lappy and transfer off of there what I need, right?
I'll get the mobo tomorrow and I'll try it out with the repair. Thanks Jox!