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Sunday, August 17, 2008
  been a while -
since i updated this here place or did something that could be put up here lol. So, some car news and some pc news.

Car
Did a wee away run but yet again it rained, drizzled for most of it. It was still fun but would have been better if we had been able to push the cars a bit. It was still a great time away though a coach decided to overtake where he couldn't see and nearly killed myself and Lee. I kinda decided there and then, brake upgrade time over the winter. Likely change Master Cylinder too. Might go 4 pot calipers and 300+ mm discs. Need somewhere to make up caliper brackets for me. Watch this space

Also going to get another tent, this single skin business in Scotland just does not make sense. I'm going to get a double skinned jobbie but torn between getting a 2 - ie one man, tent or just going nuts and getting a 4 - ie 2, man tent. In some cases the same price or near enough. Just depends on the space they afford, certainly they don't alter much in overall packed size.

PC
yup, killed it with some hooky software. Tried Hijack This, Adware and something else but it was no use. PC was well infected and nothing was going to sort it short of rebuild. So I have pretty much spent the weekend rebuilding the pc and it's now up and running but with a whole lot less software. Will add as required.

First problem, XP pre SP1 only recognises 130MB drives, not the 250GB puppy I have internally the now. How I got round this first build I just don't remember however I managed to sort it with a great wee freebie from Easeus called Partition Magic and er yup it's magic lol. Sorted it out great so now XP see's the full 250GB drive.

SP3 requires Zone Alarm 7+ something to work, real pain in the butt but hey ho. Typical errors are limited Network Connection or just plain none. Certainly no Internet connections which has been reported by others.

Files and Settings Wizard is soo not perfect but lucky I kinda didn't trust it and had copied my entire My Documents folder to my spare machine before the wipe process.

So now I'm just building the software back as I need it

AV wise, using Avast! on recommendation from a mate so we'll see how it goes. I would have used the new Nod32 but the last 'upgrade' I did caused machine reboot faults which were a tad annoying. This is also reported on the net so hopefully Esnet will fix it cause Nod32 is a great program when it's working fine.

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