-=PCTechTalk=- Re: $5 computer

What great fun!  Congratulations.

  Regards from

Bob -- the "Keyboard Cowboy",
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   Cincinnati, Ohio
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Sunday, 10/31/2004, @ 9:15:52 AM EST
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It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is 
when one is playing golf. 

~Robert Lynd


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On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 11:08:07 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time) Jo Ann 
Weaver wrote:


  |  I just have to tell this story. I'm a veteran yard sale person.
  |  I went to a sale yesterday morning. They had a 19 inch CRT Mag
  |  monitor labeled "works great" for $20. Right beside it was a
  |  fairly new looking  Compaq tower marked $5. They said the
  |  computer didn't work and was good only for parts. I bought both
  |  for $20. Took them home and hooked the monitor to my main
  |  computer. It has a great pic and I'm using it now. I hooked up
  |  the computer, it powered up, but hung while loading Windows. I
  |  went into setup and discovered it had a 40 gig Maxtor hard
  |  drive. Got out my Maxtor diagnostic boot floppy and booted from
  |  it and run the tests which showed the drive was ok and properly
  |  connected. Got out my Maxblast floppy and booted from it and
  |  formatted and partioned the drive, but couldn't load Windows
  |  from it. Got out my 98 boot disk, booted and loaded Windows from
  |  it. It is running fine. It's a Compaq Presario 5000 with a 1.1
  |  gig processor, 128 RAM and a CD-RW. Will add more RAM, but I
  |  think I got a pretty good machine for 5 bucks. The only problem
  |  right now is the onboard sound isn't working, but I think I can
  |  figure it out. Just had to brag a little. For someone who had
  |  never touched a computer four years ago, I am learning.
  |
  |  Jo Ann
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