Cautious optimism for computer woes
For those of you following along with my computer woes, you may join me in cautious optimism. My new harddrive arrived today and I sat down to install it. Annnnnnd… the computer wouldn’t boot from the recovery disc, which is supposed to be a boot disc.
So I took everything out and put it back in. Still nothing but a black screen, the fan, and a chirp from the dvd drive so I knew it was working. Curses. I fiddled with the RAM. Nothing. Again removing the drive to check things and putting it back. By this point I was late for a tea party.
Thank heavens, or I would have continued to bang my head against the wall. So I went off to the party, had a really lovely time, and came home to try again. First, let me say that everyone who answered my twitter/facebook plea for help is a fantastic person.
I went through suggestions and started from the easiest up. I put the old drive back in and experienced the exact same symptoms. I returned the new drive. THEN, in a breath taking move — I know you can hardly stand the suspense — I took the RAM out and put it back in. The computer worked.
It’s running and hasn’t crashed in an hour so I’m cautiously optimistic that it’s going to be fully operational again. Please, please let it be fixed.