11/11/2005: PC Putzing Around
Third down, first yard line, and 99 yards to go....
Well, I finished my NEW Hard Drive install and reloaded XP operating software and all the drivers and tid-bits specific to my Laptop.
And I have to boast about how *proud* I am of my Dweebie-Self because the small carraige-sleeve that holds the drive and slips into the Laptop had several tiny Philips-head screws to remove. They were all torked down really tight and I ended up stripping one em -unusable and unremoveable. And the screw was still bound in tight, not budging even a turn. So I couldn't replace the Hard Drive.
"DRAT", said I.
But went to my workshop, and pulled out my Jeweler's files (one of my many *skills* and *arts*) and created a new slot on the top of the screw to fit a flat-head regular screw driver. Making it possible to Loosen, Remove and Re-use that screw!!
I may not be a computer Techno-Geek, but I am more mechanically inclined and a Certified Fix-It MOM. (Score 1 for KAREN)
Now I am off to spend some time reloading all the program and work files. Almost there (again).
Karen on 11.11.05 @ 08:27 AM CST