My only upgrade was to upgrade it to 2 Gigabytes of DDR2 memory. Although they seem to have changed the appearance, that's the same model number. That was 2 years ago, anyway.
Not quite a week ago, my computer ceased to boot up. No blue screen, no error screen, This was after I was forced to hard boot it, following a sudden and complete failure, which left a jumble of red white and black pixels all over my screen. What caused it to do this? I don't know. It was about 5 years old-- not that 5 is an appropriate age for breaking. It does, however, make it seem more likely to be old age.
I believe that the problem lies in the motherboard. The reason I believe this is because my monitor cannot receive a signal most of the time, and when it does, it freezes at the manufacturer logo(I could not use my keyboard either time I was able to get this far.)
I have given it up for dead, and ordered the parts to build a completely new system, with pretty much no resemblance to my old setup.
However, I would like to recover the information off the drive, but I doubt I could simply throw the hard drive into my system and expect it to work.
My plan for if I can get this drive running in a new system is to simply upgrade it to windows 7. Microsoft offers a heavily discounted version of Windows 7 Professional Upgrade software to students, and that'd be my option of choice.
My new system, if that is relevant.
Edited by Kegan, 31 January 2011 - 09:35 PM.