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FUCKING COMPUTERS!

[not mine thank god]

[GEEK ALERT]
I'm helping a friend build a living room, DivX server to hook into his large screen HD TV. Unfortunately its built with semi obsolete parts, that are far from new, and may be termed as "garage sale finds" while I'm all for saving a buck whenever possible, you really do get what you pay for. The MSI Motherboard in the box, didn’t like having its CMOS reset. Now it will boot with a floppy to DOS and I can access the 40GB hard drive, which has been sys'd but when you try to boot directly to either HD the screen just goes blank with no response after the POST. I've eliminated one of the 512MB Sticks of ram as being bad. By itself, the machine just beeps incessantly. But that didn’t resolve it, I've followed all the advice I could find online, but no luck. I've resorted to e-mailing MSI Tech support. I hate doing that. Oh well, we'll see if this is the fix or if my friend gets to buy a new motherboard.
[/GEEK ALERT]

In other news I'm now up to 35GB of Mp3's

Rev

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james_roche
Jul. 24th, 2004 01:58 pm (UTC)
You know I've had nothing nothing but bad experiences with MSI. I often think about skimping on parts but your ram and motherboard are so not the places to it.
deprivation
Jul. 24th, 2004 03:27 pm (UTC)
i don't think you want to hear about our 120gb of mp3's, nor our 100 or so gb of video, so i just won't say anything :)
ebatt
Jul. 24th, 2004 04:35 pm (UTC)
my brain hurts.
Like driving, I don't bother knowing ANY thing about computers aside from how to turn them on. I just let other people do all the work.
I'm thinking maybe the machine/s you're trying to make go are possessed. That's the most technical explination I can muster.
Good luck.
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