Saturday, February 11, 2006

Disk working fine, time to populate it

Once I took the time to open the case of the system again, I had no trouble locating the source of the problem I was having: the ribbon cable to the second IDE channel became loose or slightly dislodged from its connection to the mother board. I simply checked all of the connections and made sure that they were properly seated, and I found that when I had the system apart earlier, I must have put a strain on this particular cable and caused it to loosen. Simple matter of putting it back securely in place - it was only partially seated in its slot.

Now I have to start putting software on the new disk. Having the hardware does not equate to instant installations! I have many things to do these days, and toying with computers (or blogs, for that matter) do not always hit the top of my priority list).