New computers hurt. They are really painful. I can’t find anything. I have to look for all my CDs. I need to reinstall everything. My desktop is naked. Ok, it’s not really. It WAS. I found a Sixx AM wallpaper in Motley’s stuff though and slapped it on the desktop. No more XP green hills. Whew!
I basically replaced my motherboard and my hard drive. I also got another gig of memory. The old hard drive is still good, but I’ve gotta move all the files, wipe XP off of it and when it’s time for Motley’s new machine, reinstall XP.
I ran a little test and tried booting to that drive from the upgraded machine. No dice. It locks up at the login window. So perhaps my old motherboard is ok after all. Maybe it’s all Windows related. (In my head, I can hear Dave yelling that Macs rule.) At any rate, I’m back online.
For all of Tuesday I was thinking I was going to have to call my friend Liz’s husband Jim. Jim is a pretty awesome guy. He would help me. My worst case scenario was handing it off to my tech Joe. That would have cost me money. Ugh.
At any rate, I went back over everything. Carefully. And I got everything to work this time. The new puter is fast and has more space. Now I have some really good pieces for Motley’s new machine too. Soon I’ll get the rest of what I need and build her a new computer. She’ll be really happy.
Whew. I’m tired. Thanks for all of the good wishes and comments while I was down. I appreciate it!