My computer quit working sometime last night. Damn! Can’t tell if it’s the power supply or the motherboard. (Turning it off and back on sometimes started the power supply but the motherboard didn’t seem to work and visa versa.) So, since this was the 4th time in 12 hours the computer just died (no warning or anything. It just turned itself off immediately) I went to Computer Sonic’s over by the South Center Mall (rained pretty hard both ways and took about 2 hours for the round trip) and bought me a new barebones system. It’s a 2.8ghz dual core system. Didn’t notice until I got home but the damned thing has only one (1) ide connector. Now how in the hell am I going to run my 4 drives at a time with only ONE (1) ide connector?!? So I made the trip to Motherboards Etc in Gorst and bought a PCI IDE adaptor. Wasn’t able to get it to work. So I switched my main drive and the dvd-burner to the only ide connector on the motherboard and booted it up. ’Cept it kept rebooting. So I booted with the windows XP disc and it told me my windows was corrupted. Had to reinstall windows. Damn! Took a couple of hours but I finally got it to working. Tomorrow I’m going to retry the ide controller card…. It figures all my data would be on my old E: drive and I can’t access it until I get multiple drives working. Damn!
This machine is pretty fast! ’Bout twice as fast as my old computer. With twice the memory (1 gig) too! Cool! Was able to run "Lock On" at full graphics mode and it worked perfectly. Well, except for me getting my butt kicked by two MIG-26’s. (But that was MY fault!) I’m impressed and will really like it when I get my other drives working. (I swap data drives out depending on what I’m doing.)
So, Hey! SWMBO! Thanks for letting me get this new system! I really appreciate it!