Damn you Dell!!!! Once again.
There I am last night, sitting at my machine, getting ready to get some much needed work done. Before I was about to start, I saw that there was about 14 updates to XP and about 7 for my WIN2003 VS. I decided to install the updates before starting my work since I can’t stand that annoying message coming up every 5 minutes reminding me to do so.
I install the updates and shutdown the machine. Count to 10 and turn it back on. During POST I get two memory errors, but the machine boots into XP. I check the available memory and now this is where I’m f*cked, I’m at only 1 GIG. I’ve only had this machine for since Oct 2004 and already had to replace the harddrive (which took 5 days to get everything up and running) and now I have to buy RAM. At 1 GIG I’m unable to boot my WIN2003 VS which is my development environment, so I can’t do any work.
The only light at the end of the tunnel is that my friend Greg (with iConsultu) should be able to get me the RAM today and at the current price of about $80 a GIG, I’ve decided to say screw it (also since it’s a write off) and buy 4 GIGs to top out the machine. With that much memory I’ll be able to install another VS and have a Ubuntu VS to play with.
So in closing, I would like say a big thanks to Dell for making my life a living Hell! Thanks for allowing me to not get my work done last night and causing more headaches then I need. My next write off will be an HP computer.