Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:03 PM
Sorry BaltBoy, I never saw this response. I totally see where you are coming from though.
Funny enough though, the client came to finally get the machine last night, I loaded the Ubuntu Live Environment (as I had done several times before) to show her that the hardware was not working. no audio, video, wifi, blah, blah blah.... and WHAT"S THIS????!!!!!
Everything loads up BEAUTIFULLY! I told her I am glad that the PC is fine but I am a little mad that I spend 3 days on this problem a few weeks before. She let me keep the computer to see if I could fix it still...
...after she left I couldn't get over this. I spent over 5 hours running hardware detectors, boot discs, live environments and finally installed a fresh copy of Windows and installed all of the drivers. It is a nice machine actually. no problems! I haven't given it back yet because I am waiting for things to go wrong.
..Ever had a problem like this?
Come to think of it actually, I feel like I had to set the clock a couple times... I wonder if there was a problem in CMOS but the battery died and reset over the couple weeks it sat off. I flashed the BIOS just to be sure.. gonna have to check to see if that time changed again (although I did run a few Linux Partitions just to experiment first, could be confused about what system I set the time to)