Feb. 17th, 2009

Birthday

Feb. 17th, 2009 06:53 am
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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] htbthomas!!
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So I have a new computer, thanks to my Dad giving me a lift to a few different stores (and back, the more important thing). Paid a little more than I'd like (a bit more than $500, all in all). This is mainly because I splurged a bit more and got a LCD screen, the screen I had been using on my other computer was... not the greatest, as I believe I've mentioned before. And I'm not even 100% sure it would have worked with the new computer right. Anyway, the deal I was looking for wasn't there (and would have provided me with a all-in-one printer/copier/scanner/fax too for about the same price, but this way I got a slightly better system too), so had to go with another option.

Right now it's in 'setting up your computer' mode.

Still haven't done the attempts to get my old data (my old HDs were IDE and the new one runs on SATA so it complicates things a little, but worst comes to worse I can get an IDE enclosure to convert them into USB external HDs. Then of course the hope that the data has survived, but my hopes are reasonably high on that (when it crashed it was the boot sectors that were damaged and I was able to access files temporarily when I used other boot CDs, so as long as the final problem that screwed up the computer, which I'm coming to suspect was a video card failure, didn't damage the HD even more, I should be okay).

It occured to me that this is the first thing I've purchased that cost more than $100 since I got my TV, in 2004 (and that was only slightly over). Hopefully this'll last. It's also the first new computer I've ever owned by myself - everything else has been hand-me downs or curbside rescues (though my dad has bought new computers, those we owned as a family and I only got some of them to myself when we upgraded). So we'll see if I made a good choice or if I have to go on a killing spree.

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