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Hot figgity fudge, I'm pissed. The bastards who put together my computer didn't put in a good enough power supply, I recently discovered much to my surprise. The lack of a proper power supply does seem to answer many problems I had before, though.
Let's take it from the start. Sometime quite a few months ago, my CD-RW drive stopped working right, buring CD's strangely and refusing to read discs half the time. Just recently I invested in a new CD drive. Nothing fancy, just a standard CD Drive. I opened up the case and hooked it up just fine, as far as I know. So I start up the computer and nothing works. The monitor gives a "NO SIGNAL INPUT" error, the speakers play no startup sounds, the optical mouse doesn't light up, and the keyboard lights do not activate as they usually do. Ok, I figure something got knocked loose. No, upon inspection everything was in the right place. So I try again, and same thing. I then decide to disconnect the old CD drive, as it might be a power distribution problem. It works fine, but I don't use the CD drive just yet. I then go online and leave the room. When I come back, it has reverted to the state of "NO INPUT SIGNAL." I get pissed and reboot. This time I try to install Red Alert 2. It starts installing, then when it gets to the Serial Code input screen, the voice that's being read from the CD starts skipping. "Security code input requi- input requi- input requi-" Then the fun starts. The program shuts down, and I get a split second BSOD that doesn't look like a normal one. It's got all sorts of numbers and words on it I can't understand, and then the computer acts like it's restarting, but fuckin snaps and pops are coming from the case! It begins to reboot, but I shut it down. Just now I disconnected the new CD drive and tried to run the computer but all I'm getting is "NO INPUT SIGNAL" mode. I hope I didn't fry the goddamn thing. 7 or so gigs of mp3's lost, photoshop projects, txt files with passwords and phone numbers etc., extremely hard to find movie files (Samurai Pizza Cats episodes, all gone!), games, and all my doom shit could possibly be in computer data heaven. I am so damn pissed right now.
And also tonight I almost got into a head on collision with a cop car going 90 miles an hour. Whoopie.
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Ok, major update. AS I report to you now, I am on the computer that apparently fried. From the looks of it, it was a simple overheating problem. Now that it has cooled down, I have been able to access the computer and much to my releif found all of my data inact. Hooray for Dunbar!
Wheeeeeeee hooray :)