This is my introductory post. Please Look at my profile here. I have varying problems with the PC I described there.
I'm not a power user, but I've learned stuff since I got a Windows PC in 1997.
Both the ASUS CDRW and the DVD show up in the black screen on boot up as ATA 33 devices.. when they should be either UDMA or ATA 100 devices in the list.
Another wierd thing happens when the PC starts up when the phone rings. It somehow must wake up from a full power off condition. Just how it is, I don't know. I tried the settings in the power control panel, but it doesn't change anything.
I really need to go back and zero the HDD to refresh it and start out new again anyhow, then re-install XP Home. As well as flash a new BIOS (it's not the latest), download the updates, and new drivers, etc.
Which reminds me, Anyone got a list of the reccomended KB fixes or is the list on the MS web site?
I had a horrible time trying to find drivers for the Samsung DVD-ROM. Still can't.
Right now, I'd love some help.
Oh yeah and I'm connecting to my ISP @ 48k when I believe I should be about 4k faster. My ISP is NoCharge.com in Seattle,WA.
Any thoughts, commments, suggestions are welcome.