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Saturday, 26 July 2003

I'd like to play 'Total Thermonuclear War' . . .


PC still dead, but legs are wriggling.
I can read emails, haven't tried sending them yet. I can use Agent, although most posts disappear.
I updated the drivers on the monitor and graphics card ..... now the screen still shows only 16 bits colour, but *thinks* it's showing 256 bits.
A few years back, I only used the pc for word processing, usenet and emails, so would have been fine, but now it's best use for me is movies and fiddling with pictures, so it's a total bummer.
Dunno what to do, the Matrox graphics driver's website's best advice is to make sure the card's plugged in effectively (gee thanks, guys!)
If I leave it like this, I guess the adsl line for downloading movies is a waste of money, as is the digital camera.
Aaaaaaaaargh!

Joe suggested installing XP over the top of the Win 98 system that's there at the mo, insisting it would retain all my stuff / proggies / files .... but I dunno. He's pc-literate enough to retrieve things, and I'm not.
Quandary!

FBB4: I lost! (grrrr) Well done to Ayrmale (/grrrr)

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Updated: Saturday, 26 July 2003 4:11 PM BST
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Sunday, 27 July 2003 - 7:06 PM BST

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Hmm.. tricky one, this. Try removing and reinstalling the video driver.

Monday, 28 July 2003 - 1:32 PM BST

Name: Vanessa

I'll give it a go. One of the problems is I don't have boot disks for anything, as soem dodgy geezer installed it all in the first place.

Cheers for the tip. :D

Tuesday, 29 July 2003 - 10:07 AM BST

Name: Alex Buell

What do you mean, I'm a dodgy geezer? :P~ :o)

Wednesday, 30 July 2003 - 2:16 AM BST

Name: vjc

Lol, you're auditioning, then?

Thursday, 31 July 2003 - 11:21 PM BST

Name: Alex Buell

I thought Al was!

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