Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Computer Fixed

By brute force. The geek squad took a look, saw many problems, and with my permission wiped it. Fortunately, I had my data backed up to a flash drive. Then, they test it out... and it crashes again. Turns out the problem was a faulty 2GB strip of RAM. Now I'm down to 3GB (still plenty) and my computer is wiped, but I've got IE8 (looks the same as IE7), and a clean slate with no programs to cause problems.
I'll put Picasa, Itunes, Norton Antivirus, and a graphing program for physics on soon, and maybe Chrome, GEarth, or NetHack on later. (NH is a self-contained app in my documents, so all my scores and bones files are safe.)

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