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03 November 2004 @ 09:52 am
Nice.  
I've only just now managed to get my PC to boot up this morning. It's 9:52 a.m. and I've been here since just after 8:00 a.m.

I noticed some odd problems yesterday afternoon before leaving, and part of me wanted to blame GUSH, since that's been the only real change I've made this week. After uninstalling GUSH, my PC got flaky. Main reason I got rid of GUSH is that I think our firewall and/or proxy won't allow connections to Jabber servers. Didn't seem to be worth the trouble to get the ports opened up. Sad, too, because the software seemed nice (from the screenshots).

So, I tried System Restore. No joy. It locked about half way through the restore, sitting there patiently, while I did not. Okay, I figured, let's get into Safe Mode. BSOD as soon as I logged in. Very nice. Thankfullly, this wasn't the first time it happened, and I remembered the other dump error messages: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT. Didn't sound good. Microsoft support was of the opinion that either the RAM was bad or the video adapter had failed.

I honestly thought I had more than 256 Mb of RAM, but was proven wrong when I popped open my case. A single, possibly evil and corrupted, 256 Mb stick of RAM sat in its home. All I had access to were two other 128 sticks. Popped them in and voila! Boot into Safe Mode and was able to run RegCleaner for kicks. Shut down totally, and rebooted, and here we are.

** tap, tap **

You still awake?
 
 
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Sarah McLachlan - Fallen
 
 
 
mineral777 on November 3rd, 2004 02:27 pm (UTC)
I use a Jabber client in Gaim on the lab rat machine and there are some jabbber ports that it uses and is fine with. I cannot remember exactly which ports so I will have to look that up again but there were I think 3-4 ports Jabber could use on our PROXY. I hate it when my memory goes bad and than I have bad memory. Sorry I couldn't resist. I had my memory go bad on my laptop and I had to replace that and it cost me some major $$$. I sold 2AGP graphics cards and 2 SDRAM chips for the cash for it but it was worth it.