For somebody who makes a living fixing other people’s computers, I do seem to break my own on a worringly regular basis. By 1100 yesterday I’d swapped out the motherboard, and spent the rest of the day trying to talk the hard drive into booting properly so that I can install Windows. I think I need (mother of all evils) a floppy disk1, which is problematic since I don’t have a floppy disk drive. I think I know one I can steal. Back sometime, hopefully in the near future.
- so that I can press F6 and load SATA drivers during the initial install procedure, which currently works ok. The motherboard claims to ’emulate PATA’ for SATA drives, but, well, doesn’t. [↩]