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07/28/2005: More PC Woes…

Well, just a few days ago I sorted out the home office of PC’s and updated everything, reconfigured and wiped all the PC’s to have a fresh start. Things are working great!!

But now I will get to my PC…

I’m about to go into the belly of my PC Beast. Long story short - when we got these PC’s (five IBM Think Pad Laptop’s) for the business office, my husband had the “Brilliant” idea to partition my computer’s hard drive with both XP and Win 98 – XP being just a few weeks on the market and perhaps incompatible with much of our existing programs and printers and modems. In his theory, I could then run both OS’s and work between them without a loss of functioning if XP did not support all our hardware and existing programs.

It didn’t exactly work out that way. Win 98 is still an awful OS: keep malfunctioning and locking up…is essentially useless. So, I’m wasting half of my hard drive on this horrible Win 98 OS, and have abandoned that side of the partition for the XP side. But that’s not the only reason to repartition and get rid of the Win 98; as I am now getting “Blue Screen” error shut downs on the XP side. [Which Len tells me are really, really bad error messages and my PC is in some serious trouble!!]

I am currently busy off loading all of my files, pictures and saved stuff onto CD’s to ready this for a major OS overhaul and reinstall of XP. But, I have come across some Google searches indicating some folks have attempted this repartition process and had a total system failure with the inability to reboot their PC at all.

Techie-dweeb that I am, this could get quite *interesting* and I may be off-line for longer than I anticipate. But Len will take up the (s)lack of posts – and he’s already been quite Bizee today – til I am back and fully PC operational yet again.


Karen on 07.28.05 @ 09:05 AM CST

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