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and blarghle...

I'll probably still not be on much for the next few days, since it looks like my video card is on its last legs. (That's apparently what was causing the problems that originally caused me to rewrite Windows in the first place, figuring it was probably yet another problem cropping up from software getting generally old and buggy, etc.)

So anyhow, I've ordered a new video card using the info I got from y'all (who still rock) a few months back, when I first noticed the first problems cropping up, but obviously it'll be a couple days before I actually get it in my greedy lil palms and can attempt to install it.

Wish me luck.

So anyhow, yeah, until then, may not be around much, because I keep getting errors and recovering from serious problems, etc.

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theweaselking
Mar. 26th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
Or a downgrade to a previous, more stable version?

"recovering from a serious problem" implies that Windows dies, then restarts. Meaning, a BSOD+autorestart. Meaning, a crash dump file.

Crash dumps can tell you *why* it crashed!
stormfeather
Mar. 26th, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
That stuff's complicated!

Besides, as I mentioned in a reply to the previous, I couldn't even stay connected at that point long enough to do shit like update drivers, check files, etc. It kept freezing up on me.
stormfeather
Mar. 26th, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
Well, I tried downloading them, but at that point couldn't stay stable for long enough.

Ended up rewriting windows AGAIN, and am just not going to fuck with the drivers until I get the new video card. I selected 2-day shipping, for a bit extra, so I dunno if it'll have gotten sent out early enough today, but that means I should have it Friday or... *gulp* Monday. Hoping for that magical Friday. -_-

Until then, I guess I just won't do ANYTHING that involves graphics, because even without getting the drivers, and just going off whatever basic drivers come with Windows XP, my video is degrading fairly visibly ever since yesterday afternoon.
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