Steve Hutchison (foomf) wrote,
Steve Hutchison
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Bad HardDrive, No Cookie!

My 30GB hard drive on the Gateway machine is dying.
It's been making funny crunchy noises for over a year.
I bought an 80GB HD as a replacement, a year or so back.
Never figured out how to copy the OS over from the 30 to the 80.
So now, I have a problem. One of the DLLs just got 'patched' by scandisk.
Therefore it's broken.
The DLL is the audio driver DLL.

I'm not sure how to replace it.
In theory I could just pull it off the virtual install image, but ... not sure where it is.
So, I'm going to have to install XP@home on the 80GB drive, and configure that as the boot drive.
That's more painful than I expected, as the @home is an upgrade rather than a full install.
Maybe I'll put the copy of XP Pro on and just register it with the @home license. That shouldn't be too miserable, right? Or will they kvetch about that?

Meanwhile I can live w/o sound for a few days while I figure out how to fix this mess.
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