The car place called yesterday to tell me that they had tried to start my car 25 times and, lo and behold, the damn thing started each and every time. They still needed to rotate the tires, which I had asked them to do since it needed to be done and the tires had been bought there anyway, and run the diagnostic to make sure the starter wasn't going out or anything. My first words to the guy when he told me that it had started were, "Seriously?" closely followed by the sort of frustrated laughter the mechanics and pc techs alike must be used to hearing.
So yesterday I had timberwolfblues
take me to pick up my car, which has been starting since. Stupid thing. It does ride a lot better with the tires rotated, though. That might also have something to do with me not having check the tire pressure in a bit. And, yes, I am an evil car owned. I know, I know. The daughter of a mechanic should be a lot more diligent when it comes to oil and air pressure and washings than I am but really. It never interested me in the slightest.
In other news, I also managed to beat the issue I was having with my desktop. I bought four 1GB sticks of RAM for it. The motherboard specs said it was upgradeable to 4GB of RAM. I got a pretty sweet deal on the RAM and had wanted something to punch up the computer a little because I can't really afford a new one right now. The memory comes in. The old sticks of 512 come out. The new sticks go in. Three beep salute, no booting.
Two weeks and many diverse configurations of which RAM in which slot later, I have my computer booting with the 4GB of RAM. I did a BIOS update and then we went in and set the memory configuration to manual and then set it to 667 MHZ of RAM. Lo and behold, the beast works. Due to allocated memory for various things, the most memory that Windows will see if 3.5GB of RAM but still. I fought the law and the law did not win so it's aces for me.
Once I uninstall some unnecessary programs and finish moving things over to Benjy (the external HDD), I'm more than likely going to reinstall the OS on the desktop anyhow. It's more than time for that step. I also need to double check and make sure I have all my discs and .exe files saved somewhere I can easily get to them.