Hot Damn It.
In preparation for reinstalling NT
on my home box
, I open the case to see what all I have in there. I'm kind of hoping I have a hard drive
I had forgotten about
, but no such luck
. In fact, I discover the CPU fan
isn't fanning. How long has this been going on?!?
After 20 minutes of cooling
, the heatsink is cool enough to touch
. So I'm off into the freezing goddamn cold
a new CPU fan. Of course, now I have to shop drives, because with a new hard drive, I could reinstall NT fresh and have my previous installation for reference. PC Warehouse
in Rochelle Park
doesn't have the 20GB drives they advertised, but they do have Canon BJC1000
printers for $60 (after rebate)
. I resist the temptation
; maybe next month.
"I'll take one."
I continue north on SR 17
. "I'd like to buy a vowel
, because, O my God
!" There are 40GB drives here. The clerk
watches me carefully as I stare
at them and chuckle aloud
The CPU fan installs smoothly, but of course the drive has to hassle
me. While ascertaining that my motherboard
won't recognize the full capacity
of this UltraDMA/66
drive, I accidentally render unreadable the drive where I currently have NT installed
. So much for a working reference
... Fortunately, I can beg a Promise
UDMA/66 controller card
that will support the gi-antic
drive. Unfortunately, it will probably be a week before I receive it. Tomorrow
is another day...