I sold the 48k spectrum to upgrade to the Spectrum +2.
This was a 128k spectrum with 3 channel sound chip (the same one put into the Atari ST I believe), a proper keyboard (not the rubbery dead flesh one of the previous model) and a built in cassette deck for loading/saving.
This was sold a few...
I sold my very much loved meccano and train sets to save up the money for an original 16k Spectrum.
After doing Saturday work and saving all my pocket money, I was able to buy the extra 32k to upgrade it to the full 48k about 4 months later.
I still remember buying magazines and typing in...
If your worried about boot time loads, use bootviz.
It'll re-arrange your driver load sequence, so that whilst one driver is waiting for something (picking up a dhcp address for example), it'll load other stuff in the background.
It's dramatically improved many machines for me.
Find it here:-...
As a quick test, try disabling encryption, but use MAC address filtering and hiding the SSID as a security solution.
This will mean the cpu is just doing the program stuff, not the networking encryption as well.
Just found this thread.
I've just downgraded myself from 71.24 to 71.21 due to a specific problem with water "discolouration" in CounterStrike:Source.
They benchmark identically in the latest 3dMark, and give better visuals in CS:Source as mentioned.
I've not yet had any problems :)
Buy a converter to convert the 2.5 hd to a standard 3.5 hd.
Then you can plug it into your internal ide channels
get one from ebay
Alternatively, you can buy an external housing that takes a laptop drive, and presents it as usb (I have one and it's very handy, but a little slower than norm...
I don't think any corruption has occurred on your disk.
It seems to me that after flashing your BIOS the parameters being used for your hard disk in the BIOS don't match those used when you originally installed your OS.
First thing I'd do is check the bios settings are set to Auto and LBA...
Asus p4c800 Deluxe
Use that link if your mobo is DEFINITELY a p4c800 deluxe and not a p4c800 or p4c800-e deluxe.
Your new cpu was supported from bios level 1017, so put the old cpu in,switch your machine on, and note the BIOS level reported on the POST screen.
If the number is lower...