|well I tried calling the woman we bought the machine from a year and a half ago (yes it lasted about 18 months) but she has changed her phone number and moved as well. It is one of the computers the banks sell off when they get in new ones ... we got our money's worth out of it but this was NOT a normal blue death screen. I am sure of that, I have been working with computers since 1999, having learned Basic Programming is DOS (but have since long forgotten more than I have learned). This was something different, and had come up as soon as he had logged into his POGO account, which had been hacked more than one before as it is. We have been having quite a bit of hacking problems here lately because of our being politically active, and very outspoken about it. It sounds like you may be a slightly more intelligent 14 year old, and I hope you continue on with learning more about computers and all. There is a great love and satisfaction in it for those who are very interested in that field :)|
Its just sometimes when you have a disease (meaning myself) that messes with your memory, you tend to forget some of the things you know by rote, or have even just recently learned due to the disease changing things chemically in your brain. So with this problem I cannot remember what I had to do the last, although the extent of the problem was not as bad as it is now. At least before, I was able to put in a floppy boot disk to boot into a DOS window using commands I followed from a sheet of instructions I had printed out from my computer help search; did it that way to at least boot into safe mode. But this time that is not the case. I DO know there is something on the mobd that is not working whether it is somehow being blocked or just plain fried. I guess I am going to have to break out the multi meter and see what info I can gain from that. There IS power coming in and the graphics card, HDD, Ethernet card/modem, fans and monitor etc are all "working" but the system just refuses to boot. I do appreciate your trying to help though, thank you.