Monday, August 16, 2010

A Quickie


The weekend was good. I will say that. There was drinking, the gals, pool and pictures.  Which will be up in a day or so.

Yes they will.


Bite me.

Dialysis went wonderful today. Took off almost everything gained during the fun. Over 3 kilos.


You said it.

Sadly, my dear little friend, my Netbook, has died. Or maybe just slipped into a coma. I don’t know for sure yet.

It worked yesterday. When I turned it on today, it was just a black screen with this ominous error message:

For Realtek RTL8101E/810ZE PC1-E Ethernet Controller v1.08 (080408)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
Operating System not found

Yeah. That ain’t good. I can do nothing. There is no Operating System. My XP is AWOL.

After a bit of Googling I found I have only two choices that are workable. Try to reinstall or buy a new one.


It has no CD Drive. So a reinstall involves removing the hard drive, buying an IDE converter cable and transferring what I need that way.

I will be calling The Computer Guy tomorrow. I have all my discs, so I just need someone to do the actual job.

I can’t. It would be like taking the guts out of my loved one. Creepy.

I keep wondering what the heck is going on. First it the DVD player, it just died. Now my little friend. Coma. Perhaps there’s a Basilisk lurking around here.

That is all from the barrel where electronics go to die.

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