DIY

Unboxing and Replacing the Power Supply (Dell Dimension 9100)

Unboxing and Replacing the Power Supply (Dell Dimension 9100)

As a follow up to my earlier post where I documented the removal of the power supply from my Dell Dimension 9100, I wanted to add that I received the power supply (on Friday) and have successfully resurrected my Dell Dimension 9100 yet again (3rd or 4th time at this […]

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Removing the Power Supply from a Dell Dimension 9100

Removing the Power Supply from a Dell Dimension 9100

I purchased a Dell Dimension 9100 desktop almost 10 years ago and it has served a variety of purposes in a variety of different incarnations. I just keep resurrecting it from periods of death and corruption and now have a bit of an affinity for keeping it alive. Due to […]

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Adding Multiple Galleries to WordPress #whatilearnedtoday

Adding Multiple Galleries to WordPress #whatilearnedtoday

Adding images to a blog post is absolutely essential. Not only does it add life and imagery to the text of your post, but it gives your reader something tangible through which to understand your idea, pontification, or reflection. Multiple images, however, can prove problemmatic as too many individual attachments can make your […]

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Pointing all PCs to a single iTunes database on Windows Home Server 2011

Pointing all PCs to a single iTunes database on Windows Home Server 2011

I’ve been working on my Windows Home Server 2011 and the one thing that I’ve been wanting to do was consolidate an iTunes database on my server that all individual PCs in the house pointed to. This way, if you were to rip a CD on any computer in the […]

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Day 2 – Updating Windows

Day 2 – Updating Windows

Well, I needed to take a break yesterday as it took all day to install the new hard drive and reinstall Windows 7 – so today I am revisiting and I am currently downloading 114 updates for windows…. At the same time I need to make a list of all […]

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Well it looks like I’m a glorified geek…

Well it looks like I’m a glorified geek…

Well, it’s obvious to see that I am a glorified geek as you look around the room here…you see my laptop loading in the contents of the backup drive on the floor as my computer to the left hand side is now loaded successfully with windows 7 and my other […]

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Installing Windows 7…

Installing Windows 7…

Well, here’s the first step, just inserted the windows 7 DVD, and am booting from the discount. Windows is loading and beginning to install…. Looking good – mouse and keyboard working so drivers working so far… This part is always painful – seems to take forever… Windows now installing to […]

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Brief hangup – mixed up hard drives

Brief hangup – mixed up hard drives

Well, my daughters got in a bit of a tizzy, and now I’m confused as to which hard drive is which. So now to verify so I don’t lose 1 terabyte of data. Connecting the new drive….

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Not too promising – hard drive failure

Not too promising – hard drive failure

Well not too promising so far. I put the hard drive into the casing,  plugged it into my laptop,  and the hard drive is not registering files at all. Looks like a complete hard drive failure. Normally, at this stage, I would not be too pleased, but fortunately I do […]

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Preparation to copy over the drivers for the new installation

Preparation to copy over the drivers for the new installation

Well that was the easy part. Now to put the cap on and to download the drivers in order to do the reinstallation of windows 7 onto the new hard drive (after I put in the new hard drive of course).

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Changing the hard drive – Step One – Creating a Slave

Changing the hard drive – Step One – Creating a Slave

Well it’s been a few days of trial and error, but it seems that my hard drive has died in my computer and I must reinstall windows 7 onto a brand new hard drive. I thought I would write a series of blog posts while I do this as a […]

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