It finally happened.....WinBlow$ 2000 Pro finally blew up. I've noticed the last several days the when I tried to surf the Web, my IE (turned to Google) said "IE provided by AOL". Well I have AOHELL, so it didn't seem illogical. I've run AVG, Spybot, Lavasoft, etc. and nothing came up out of the ordinary.
While I was digging around Saturday afternoon, looking for a part, lo and behold I found a backup copy I had made of WIN 2K Pro and it said it was good! Yippie, Skippie!
I've reformatted the 40 gig and deleted the Grub boot sector and I've left it formatted for LINUX.
I deleted the 47 gig partition in the 80 gig and reformatted it as an 78 gig WIN drive and loaded 2k on it. Now, I just need to find my CD of Office 2k and I'll be all set. I've already got AVG 7.?? loaded and other lockdown software to come.
I need a used computer, preferably a "laptop" and a Wi-Fi card. I want to be able to access my computer and add info to the database about ham contacts and scanner calls signs.
Ebay is a good place to start looking for used pc especially if you are on a tight budget.