Well, the new hard drive works OK, that’s a bonus. Unfortunately the PC is still insisting on freezing at inopertune moments, such as when I’m down to the last 19 minutes of the installation on the second attempt through. Stupid piece of shite.

Anyway, I’ve moved the RAM stick to a different slot – we’ll see if that makes a difference. Plus I’ll be trying to swap it out with a different one at some point if the problem persists. It may still be the board or the processor, but we’ll see.

I had to come to work before Windows Update had completed, so I’ll be going back later to finish that off, get XP up to SP2, then onwards to installing Mandrake 10.0 on the remaining 60GB of the new disk.

Lots of new space for me to rip all my albums.

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