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Re: [vox-tech] How badly screwed am I?
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Re: [vox-tech] How badly screwed am I?

No, not yet.  But I've just initiated a stealth campaign to convince my
wife that we really need one (since I'm currently unemployed, my wife is
the one who makes that sort of monetary decision).

On Thu, 2002-04-04 at 08:11, Cam Ellison wrote:
> * msimons@moria.simons-clan.com (msimons@moria.simons-clan.com) wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 02, 2002 at 05:57:16PM -0800, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> > > In the meantime, I rebooted the computer and ran BIOS.  I poked around, but 
> > > didn't change a darn thing.  Nothing.  Not a single character.  But I went 
> > > ahead and saved my changes anyway, instead of just "exit without saving 
> > > changes".
> > 
> >   That is the solution.  Most BIOS's save what they last knew as the 
> > machine state and complain if anything is different when they boot back up.
> > Sometimes when you change out a non-booting hard disk on older BIOSs, or 
> > add memory, or open a machine with 'intrusion detection' the key to 
> > getting them to be quiet is just go into the BIOS menu and hit whatever
> > you need to to save the settings.  (other times you have to tweek a disk
> > type, or toggle a 'I know I opened the case' option...)
> > 
> >   Glad you got it working.
> Umm... don't you have a UPS?  A good one gives you clean power, which may be part of 
> your problem.  Where I live, we get outages from windstorms, and the wiring in this 
> house was done by someone far more amateur-ish than I.  You should be able to get one 
> for $200-$300 that will give you an hour or more of dime, and a graceful shutdown when 
> the battery expires.  It may also save you from a permanently cooked CPU.
> Good luck
> Cam
> -- 
> Cam Ellison Ph.D. R.Psych.
> >From Roberts Creek on B.C.'s incomparable Sunshine Coast
> camellison@dccnet.com
> cam@fleuryassociates.com
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