05/20/2005: "Salvage"Listening to: The Tragically Hip - Up to Here
Current mood: nondescript
Well, it turns out it was a hard drive based problem after all, despite what Powermax said. At least it certainly looks that way, since while reinstalling Windows there was a loud "ka-chunk" noise from the C drive when it tried to install the disk driver. After that the computer crashed and I got in another one of those wonderful Inaccessible Boot Device errors when I restarted. So I don't actually know what that means other than the likelyhood of some kind of unspecified hard drive problem. But that drive was at least 3-4 years old so it stands to figure that it might be having problems. So a new 160gb SATA Maxtor is on the way, but it probably won't get here until monday or tuesday of next week.
In the meantime I at least came up with the idea of running Knoppix so I can surf the web and watch movies on the big screen over the weekend. Which is something I guess. Plus that means I'm momentarily running Linux, which is probably 1337 or something. Perhaps I am a 1337 h4x0r? Anyway, that's the only thing I can think to report at the moment. Updates as they occur! Can you handle this excitment? (Note: Nick came down for a brief visit and so I am heavily inebriated at the moment. He tends to inspire that in me.)