October 14, 2007

Waste of Time

On Friday I decided that I would finally remove my Windows XP partition, not realising that the files required to boot both Windows XP and Vista were stored on that partition.

Now I was left with a system that would not boot, and for some reason the repair option refused to work.  I really didn't want to wipe the system, even though I can back up my files to my other hard disks, just because it takes so much time to get Windows back to normal.  Skip to 22 hours later when I thought I would try putting the DVDRW drive onto a different controller - the machine was working in 10 minutes.

If only I had tried that when it first happened, I wouldn't have wasted a whole day :(


October 10, 2007

Stupid Student House

I was happily working on our group presentation a short while ago when my whole computer system suddenly powered down.  My housemate was also working on his Engineering project, and the same thing had happened to him.

We discovered that the circuit breaker had tripped the power to all the plug sockets in the house.  For some strange reason, all the sockets were going through one fuse - that is 5 student bedrooms through ONE fuse.  Normally each floor is on a separate circuit... so we are going to complain to the landlord and make sure this sort of thing does not happen again.

Anyways, we cannot seem to reset the breaker and so we have linked 4 extension leads together to that we can draw power from the sockets in the kitchen which are on a different circuit.  Although I cannot power my computer, I have access to another housemate's laptop from which I am making this entry.

Apologises to Ling and Alice for not making much progress on the presentation, but there is not much I can do at the moment :(  I will come in earlier tomorrow so I can do a little more work on it,  but now I think it is time for bed!


October 03, 2007

The Birth of Hiren's Blog

I had been avoiding creating a blog, but the WMG recommend that I create one so that the progress of my project could be monitored.  So... here it is :)

I guess I should be writing stuff here quite often, but we will see about that :p


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