|If it had windows NT on it then it may be NTFS but if it was dos or some version of windows then it's going to be fat16.|
Yeah, I'd hook it up to another PC and copy everything you wanted to a flash drive or maybe CD.
I don't know much about Mac/PC conversion but I would think if the mac can see a fat32 flash drive OK then it should have no problem with most picture files on a fat32 partition. You may need a conversion program for other documents but I don't think that's much of a problem.
Now that's what I call a sticky situation