So we decided our old computer needed to be upgraded It's about to turn 4yr. The old computer would replace our other computer that is a POS. New computer would be the main. We have a wireless set up so both Mrs' Reaper and I can surf at the same time off the cable modem. So we order this 3g Pentium proccessor A50r IBM with XP. all the bells and wistles. Order an extra 256megs of ram in addition to the standard 256 it comes with. 80gig drive. CD R/W Dvd etc Both my folks worked for IBM so I get employee discount. Came with wireless keaboard and mouse, Lotes smart suite, Infiity speakers. fast vid card with 128megs of it's own ram and a Printer. We upgraded to a little better printer for doing photo printing. Already had 2 good 17 inch monitors so no need for that. Think the total bill was $1200 or something So the computer gets delivered and right off the bat problems. We ordered the wrong ram. Managed to order laptop ram some how. Figure this out when I went to install it before firing up the new machine for the first time. So our screw up. Just call and get it exchanged. Try to fire it up...monitor never fires up. The fans came on, power indicator on so something aint right. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif Call IBM, They guess it's the vid card. Send a repair guy out as warranty. I keep messing with it and I'm conviced it's something else. Never see the light blinking for hard drive and no Num lock and Cap lock lights on keay board. Call them back tell them to send us another computer. They talk us into letting the service guy give it a shot. So service guy get's here. Yep it's not the vid card. He tinkers around and finds the processor was not properly locked down. Ride to our place on UPS caused it to back out of the mount since it was not locked in correctly. So up and running on new maching. Now trying to get use to a new machine with new to me OS. Need to move my files over to it etc. It recognizes the Linksys we have right off the bat. So old machinge gets moved over to replace other computer. Fighting with it to get it to work on the linksys. Can't get it online. reload softwear like three times. NOW that computer is crashing and can't get it to run. We are running system recovery stuff on it trying to save our 4-5 gigs worth of digital pictures we had not put on CD yet. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif That machine ran flawlessly for four years. Never had a problem. Ran the sys check and it's finding disc errors. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif I just hope we can get it back up to save our files.