Hey Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit outta my hat! Nothing up my sleeve! Rooooar!
That’s how this whole computer repair/upgrade thing has felt. I swallowed my pride and returned yet another nonfunctional motherboard and this time returned the CPU too. And finally, it looks like I have functioning system once again! I won’t go on about some of the insane default BIOS settings (like silent boot) or having to call Microsoft to get permission to activate Windows again, or even essentially having to reinstall XP plus SP2 and patches patches patches!!! I’m just happy that the ordeal is almost over.
This time for sure!