Thursday, March 20, 2008

Diamond Media Systems Inc 80300035-001 686
Micronics AMI BIOS AGP set
Graphics AGP2X

Processor: Intel Celeron 09250167-SL376 366/66

RAM: SDR SDRAM 3 banks
PC 100
2 sticks of 128MB SDR DIMM
1 stick of 64MB SDR DIMM

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar 13.6 GB WD136AA
Enhanced IDE Hard Drive

Video Card
Real 3D Video Card PCB Model # 43-0014100

Sound Card
SoundBlaster PCI 128 Model CT4700

Optical Drive
Cendyne CD-RW Drive
S/N: 210215007903
Model LTR-40124S

Keyboard still support class

Interesting day in Software Support class this morning. We walked thru installing Windows XP Pro on a hard drive. We also discussed why this is a last resort(ie time consuming etc.) It was interesting and I feel I did at least learn that I don't want to dedicate too much of my time to doing that.(unpaid anyway) Still no luck with the Turtle PC. I think I'm going to pop out the CMOS and wait a week or so and see what happens. I've tried a great deal of things. 1. Pressing Numlock key as PC is going thru post 2. Holding the RIGHT SHIFT key down for 8 seconds 3. Tried USB Keyboard 4. Tried jumpers on keylock

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I've been trying to decided what to do with my old computer. My daughter refers to it as the Turtle computer. This was my desktop until Nov of this past year when I bought my Dell PC and at which time I set it up for my daughter. We bought her a new PC in February. I decided to get her a Windows Vista so that she and I both could become familiar with it. I've decided if I can boot the Turtle again I want to put Linux on it just because. I spent two days cleaning the dust out of it. Yes it was THAT bad. The motherboard is jumperless and now I'm not sure how to unlock the keyboard to reset it. Obviously pressing F1 F2 or Delete is not going to help until I can unlock it. If anyone has ideas please let me know. I've googled for solutions but so far nothing that specifically says..."Do this"