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David McGlone david at
Thu Jul 9 00:13:56 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 08 July 2009 12:17:58 pm steven vollom wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 July 2009 06:59:46 am David Fletcher wrote:
> > On Wednesday 01 July 2009 17:19:25 Michael wrote:
> > > Willy K. Hamra wrote:
> > > > other than that, Steven Vollom hasn't appeared for a while
> > >
> > > Oh Willy!  You are going to burn in Hell for that one!  ;)
> >
> > I was just thinking:- Actually, we've not heard from him for quite a
> > while. Does anybody know if he's allright?
> I appreciate the interest.  I am not perfect.  I don't know whether I am
> recovering from a vicious flu or having side effects from a bump on the
> head about 10 days ago.  I guess I will have to see a doctor to find out,
> because the symptoms linger on.
> I got my new box running again for those of you who were helping me on that
> issue.  I haven't been able to get to a shop to see if any components are
> defective, but I removed memory from the outer slots and took out the new
> video card, then installed a Live CD, and it booted up.  I have since
> gotten it to boot normally.
> I am not smart enough to know if that means the motherboard is good or the
> video card, or other potential hardware issues, but at least it is working
> pretty well.  It has been operating fine for a few days now.
> I get pretty dizzy and nauseated when I get out of bed, so I may not be on
> my computer much for a while, like recently.  I am sure it has given many
> of you a much needed rest.  I am still thankful and very grateful for the
> help you have given me.  It is probably difficult for you to see the
> progress in my computing abilities, but the affect is dramatic from my
> standpoint.  It is a kind thing you have done for an old man.  Also, I am
> filled with hope and belief that many shy inexperienced users may have
> benefited much from your nursing me along.  And that makes it worth while.
> You are all in my prayers.

Steven, 2 weeks ago, I got a computer in for repair and it was giving me the 
same symptoms you described, and it boiled down to a bad memory module. I 
replaced the module and installed Ubuntu on the computer. It's working great 

David M.

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