One last attempt at reviving my PC last night amazingly proved sucessful. There’s life in the old girl yet, which means i can spend my cash on alcohol rather than a spankingly new computer. Yay!
I changed a setting in the BIOS after reading something on the net. I won’t go into technical details but it worked. Whoo Hooo.
My computer is now clean of anything. With a completely clean machine you realise how quick it should be before you install all your crap on it. I can shut down and restart within about 1 minute (it took about 5 mins previously to just startup).
I spent last night updating and installing things – how exciting. Not. I still can’t get the sound working though, so that’s today’s task. I’ve tried the drivers off the manufacturers website but it’s still not working.
The music I thought I backed up a few months ago, was actually backed up in March 2007 – D’oh. So I have a years worth of albums to purchase again, although that might be rendered useless if I don’t manage to get the sound working again!