Thursday, March 06, 2008

If It's Not One Thing......

Since chores associated with loading up the new hard drive were winding down, I decided to add more RAM (no problem) and replace my CD writer with a DVD burner (a problem). It took a couple of days before an online Samaritan told me to move the DVD burner to the top position on my desktop's tower (i. e. at the end of the IDE cable). That's where Windows wanted it. Sure enough, after I swapped positions with the new DVD burner and the existing DVD ROM, Windows correctly recognized both units, and both worked.

Unfortunately, my computer and I did not live happily ever after. About the time I was ready to get back to blogging, my Internet connection flaked out. I'm not sure if my ISP was having a problem -- they said no -- or if there was a problem with the telephone line. All's I know is that I wasn't receiving data fast enough to consistently load web pages. Often, I wasn't receiving any data at all. Right now, I'm back to blazing right along at 21 Kbps, and I hope it stays that way.
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4 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Me too Marvin. I have missed you while you were at the computer rebuild.

oldmanlincoln said...

What a marvelous philosophy...blazing along at 21Kbps That is 21 thousand. I smiled all the way through the post about the hard drive.

Old Wom Tigley said...

At time I have been known to kick my hard drive and curse the monitor... it dose no good at all but I feel better.

Marvin said...

Lisa: ;-)

Abraham: I'm up to 26.4 Kbps tonight. That's as fast as it ever gets in these hills.

Tom: Isn't cursing an integral part of computing?