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Desktop broken, too. May 29, 2008

Posted by Mike C. in Personal, Technology.
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Today, my desktop computer was the latest to break on me.  Early yesterday afternoon, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 was automatically downloaded and installed.  At the same time, I installed two new 1 GB memory DIMMs.  Then, the computer crashed on me with the Blue Screen of Death appearing followed by an automatic restart.  Thinking that the new memory was the problem, I took the DIMMs out and put the old 512 MB ones back in.  The crashing continued every time I tried to start up or a few minutes after start-up.

A computer technician is coming by later today (Thursday, which started 10 minutes ago as I write).  Hopefully, they’ll fix the problem.  Wish me luck.

Meanwhile, I moved my three external hard drives to the guest room computer, which I’m on right now.  It’s a good thing I decided to rely primarily on external drives a few years ago and also good that we have a second computer in the house.

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