What a bad time I have had with my desktop lately. I will give you a quick recap of my situation.
First my video card stopped working so I bought a new one but it wasn’t nvidia like I should have bought, it was Radeon.
It didn’t work right away and I should have returned it to get an nvidia but I was so thick headed that I said no screw that, I want Radeon. It worked but only if I didn’t turn my computer off but then the PG&E turned it off to install a new pole. When our power came back on I couldn’t turn the computer on at all.
I read message boards that told me that if nothing showed up on the screen then my problem is power supply and I looked in the Radeon website and found out that my new video card needed a specific power supply. I had to wait a month to buy it when I had the money.
The power supply came and it still didn’t work so back to the boards for help I went. I read that it was the motherboard so I had to wait to buy that. Darrin loaned me the money this week and it came on Wednesday and my computer turned on but it wouldn’t load Windows from my hard drive.
I discovered that my hard drive is ATA-100 and the book says it will accept ATA-133 but someone told me that ATA-100 is backwards compatible so it should work but it didn’t.
So on Wednesday night I bought a new hard drive and it showed up at my house yesterday. I installed it and ran the Windows CD and it copied the Windows setup files to the new drive and rebooted. When it rebooted nothing happened and my heart sank.
When the Windows setup came on the screen with mouse support I was ear to ear smiles. But I wasn’t going to celebrate just yet, not until I had the desktop up on the screen and was able to start installing drivers and programs. That is why I haven’t blogged about it until now, I didn’t want to jinx myself lol.
So I FINALLY have my computer back after 2 months of waiting. I am so beyond happy right now.