Tuesday 13 April 1999

The latest saga in my computer woes has been a long and tedious process, but it looks like it's nearly over. When I got back from my orchestra course (more on that later) I opened the box of the replacement computer and connected it up - it didn't get past the POST as the video card was not being recognised. It then shut itself off. After lots of phone calls I finally got someone to come round and sort it all out this afternoon (due this morning but I didn't expect much). They fiddled around inside, mumbled some excuse about the cards being improperly seated due to the carriers, and went. At last, I thought, some chance of a working computer again. Well, since then I have been installing programs (again) and generally messing around. Two problems have arisen, that I don't have drivers for either the modem (it's a Sportster Winmodem, but can't get the right drivers from the USR website) or the soundcard, which isn't being recognised as a SoundBlaster - I don't know what it is.

The NISA course last night was very enjoyable, if hard work, and the result of it was a concert of Elgar's Introduction and Allegro, Holst's St Paul's Suite and Bach and Mozart which I didn't play in. We also recorded that programme for a CD.

Posted by Dominic at 20:45

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