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Sicboy13
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2002 - 12:32 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Who be Big Head Andy
Sicboy13
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2002 - 12:31 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

thanks again, I guess I'll post something absinthe related now.

2 weeks ago I was drinking La Fee like it was, well, going out of style. I tried to do a shot of it, on a full stomach, and well, I sprayed absinthe & chicken, peppered with scalloped potatoes all over my rug(no, not on the computer).
I have burned incense, used half a bottle of Alfred Sung, a whole bottle of FeBreeze, and burned about 5 Tangerine Spice candles all in order to cover up the acrid smell of Anise and Vomit. Sounds like a goth band, huh? The smell will not go away, good thing I'm moving tommorrow.
A bill collector living with his parents, you all can relish in that fact.


Anywhoot, I am putting in a Western Digital 30 gig hard drive and the guy there at the Best Buy has confidence that I should be alright, and with you alls help, I think I should be seein some porn very soon.
Louched_Liver
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2002 - 12:09 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Siccy,

If I may. If you are that worried about doing it yourself (I would be) just drop the 2 Big Head Andys and have someone who knows what's what do it. Don't sweat it, let them.
Raschied
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2002 - 8:18 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

The BIOS (basic input/output system FYI) lives on chips on the motherboard, and isn't affected by drive failure. It's the part of startup where you see the RAM being tested. The BIOS should recognize the hard drive initially. The big question is whether the BIOS will recognize your CD's. Some modern BIOSes will boot from a CD. Some won't. Windows 98 and Millenium give you the option of creating an "Emergency Boot disk" on a floppy so that you can use your CD drive. You put the floppy in, wait for the C:> prompt, and then you can go to D:> and run your restore program. This will copy Windows onto your new hard drive.

If you need an "emergency boot disk," you can make one from your computer at work, or have a friend do it.
Sicboy13
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2002 - 6:52 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Destiny, since my hard drive now is completley frazzled, do you think my computer would be able to detect a new hard drive, I ask because when I ran my Restore disk it erased most or everthing including Windows.

Artemis, I would if I could, I've found generally speaking that one get's what one pays for, and that iMac sounds worth it.
Amnesiac
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 9:13 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Do yourself a favor- get a top of the line iMac- one of the new ones. It'll cost you a little under $2,000. BUT you'll get a roaringly fast beast with a flat screen and a dvd/cd burner (that's right, a dvd burner and a cd burner combined), a heavy hard drive, and an unbeatable company behind you.

Mac's ARE compatible with Pc's. Believe me. PLUS, Mac's are just shitloads more fun and reliable. The value you get with the new iMac is incredible. It's a glorious looking machine and who cares if you have to charge it- you can pay $2,000 off in a few months- if not, at least within a year. It's worth it.

Good luck, whatever you do.
Destiny
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 5:53 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Try it yourself, 90% chance it will be no big deal if you're careful and don't bend the pins. It will demystify the evil box and you'll have learned someting. If you have problems, put back the old drive and have them do it. Why waste $40 when you don't have to? Spend the money on a bottle of Francois Guy from Markus!

The drive you buy will probably be preset for CS (cable select) which should allow it to just be plugged in. If you get a screen at start-up that detects a new drive, follow the prompts and let the system do an auto detect. Do it off the carpet, unplug the box and, before taking the drive out of its bag, touch a bare piece of the metal on the computer chasis to dispel any static.

You'll be techno-geek in no time!
Sicboy13
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 3:00 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

You guys are great! Thanks.

Now, my computer is a Compaq Presario that is about 2 1/2 years obselete, i mean old. When It was given to me, they installed everthing right there at the store, then gave me a QuickRestore disk for I guess wiping the memory & reinstalling my programs. What it took me an hour of calling different #'s & a new ulcer to figure out is that with this New hard drive I get, what I'd need to get my computer to recognize the new drive, also to have the ability to load my programs from the QuickRestore disk. I ended up with a "Full Restore" package, 2 disks they said, one will install my operating system, the other is the same Quick disk I have already. To make a long story short & get to the fuckin point already, do you guys think I can just plug the new hard drive & install the disks in order, or pay the $ to have them do it
Destiny
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 12:41 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

If you have just one hard drive and your machine is relatively new, popping it in is simple, the BIOS should pick it up automatically. Change it in the kitchen or somewhere without carpet (static). Just be careful not to bend the little pins that connect the drive to the cable - pull straight and make sure it's tightly seated when you replace it.
Themagicman
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 12:35 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hay Sicboy13
not sure with Compaq but I built my computer and its really not that hard but with prepackage computer I think $40 is not bad I have heard of horror stories with prepackage computer and if they fuck it up its their bad and they got to fix...

MY 2cents
Themagicman
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 12:30 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hay Chrysippvs have not forgot about it been busy but I did try to view the file couldnt get on your computer and forgot to try latter so will have to try again latter or if you have ICQ you can send it to me and I could play with it see what I could come up with let me know K


thanks
Magicman
Sicboy13
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 10:57 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Destiny, I had to order a full restore set from Compaq, then buy a hard drive.

One question, the folks over at the Best Buy said they would put it in for $40, is this a rip? I've heard conflicting reports. Some people say that ya just pop it in, some say that I'll have to configure "Bio's", "Slave my hard drive" and etc.
Have you or anyone out there done this before?
Destiny
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 5:57 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

>> Mac OS with UNIX. X Windows and an Apple UI side by side. A geek's paradise.

And an sysadmin's nightmare - thank god they lock root by default.
Angryp
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 5:18 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I have a G4 Powerbook and OS X, too. I have crashed OS X, but I hack around a lot on it. I've managed to take down the UI a couple of times and crashed the network stack once. OTOH, I think a regular user probably wouldn't crash their machine all that often.

Mac OS with UNIX. X Windows and an Apple UI side by side. A geek's paradise :)

I've also had a very good record with tech support from Apple. While it was under warranty, Apple's repaired any problems I had with the 'book (even if they were strictly preventitive) with no hassle and very quick turnaround.
Destiny
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 5:12 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Siccy, what's the prob, just pop in another hard drive!
Chrysippvs
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 5:04 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Magicman...any thoughts on the file?
Themagicman
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 5:01 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

hay Sicboy13
I got plenty of the porn so if you need some just let me know he.....he.....
Sicboy13
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 12:15 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

You are correct sir!

I did do some comparison awhile back & a "homebuild" or a "no-name" was about 5th of the price and about made my computer look obsolete.
Themagicman
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 11:33 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thats why you should just build your computer you get a much better computer for the money its the only why to go
Sicboy13
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 9:17 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

so far I've been lucky postin here during the day, too bad I can't go to all the sites LL sends me while I'm here, though.

I miss my porn....:(
Robertsmith
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 6:43 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Lara can hack me anytime.
Sicboy, you're sober at work? Dude, work goes by so much faster when your plotzed...i got bottles of absinthe stashed all over the place at work...
Give up on PCs man. I got a Titanium G4 powerbook running Mac OS X, and it has NEVER crashed. Let me emphasize the NEVER part. I've had internet explorer "unexpectedly quit" probably about 10 or so times in the last 4 months, but it hasn't affected the operating system at all. Not trying to turn this into a Mac vs PC forum, and you certainly have my sympathies Sicboy, but I have noticed that support for the entire PC world, no matter what machine you own, is total shite, and I've heard this from multiple PC users. Anyhew, good luck...
Sicboy13
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 6:20 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

The forum is no fun in the light of day, with nothing but a bag of cheetos & a Coke.

Compaq..

Oh yeah, and the "customer service"...when I did get someone on the phone, the bastages spoke no English, then would give me another 800#, then that # would give me another, then another, I was told, in no certain order, the same 3 phone #'s over 10 different times, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!

Last thing I did on my computer was ask LauraLaLa about those pictures, then read the reply, then..poof! no more computer.

Lauralala, are you a hacker?
Louched_Liver
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2002 - 5:42 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Well, well. No wonder I ain't heard from Sicko Sammy. I told yer ass all that porno would wreck your hardon drive.
Nascentvirion
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2002 - 4:36 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Compac !!! Those Nazi bastards... I've had problems with them too... Whatever you do LIE to get it fixed if its still under warrenty. Dont take anything from those swine..
Sicboy13
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2002 - 2:51 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

My hard drive blew up, my poor computer is down, please donate to the Sicboy computer fund.

P.S. Good luck Compaq users, customer service is complete shite!

You can paypal @my email in my profile

I have to sneak on the forum at work, SOBER!

This place is different when your sober,folks.

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