OT PC Surgery

David J Brooks pentkon52 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 10:55:59 EDT 2009

Well, it looks like its time to do something about my 8 year old MDG
P4 computer.

Its been acting up again the last few weeks, not booting. It does
after a number of reboots. I get a boot fail, system halted, or a full
DOS screen with all my memory numbers and a few other things, and at
the bottom i get press f12 to boot form network or f1 to enter set up.
I enter set up, scroll over to exit and it boots.

Its an old machine, slow and USB 1.1 to boot, but its calibrated well
for my Epson 2400 prints, so i'm leaning on fixing it one more time.
Going in Saturday for a look see. Hopefully adding a new HD and
mapping my stuff off the old one will work. The HD was upgraded 3
years ago and never really worked well after. Many boot problems, but
it would work, eventually.

If the HD is a bit funky, does it make sense to add it as a slave
drive and keep it in there, if there is room.??????

Now, the hard part. PC or imac to replace it with, after the next fail.

Or now.:-)

I do like the imac looks and i'm comfortable with the OS now, for what
i use it for. I just have trouble printing form the ibook, photos are
not quite what the monitor looks like. I have not run any calibration
on the screen, nor coloursync etc. Not really sure what to do here.
That would be my only reason for the PC.


Documenting Life in Rural Ontario.
York Region, Ontario, Canada

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