Okay, so, here I am enjoying the computer games and the online activities and such, and suddenly my PC freezes dead. No error message, nuttin'.
I shutdown and restart, do some poking around, and discover that according to my PC's mighty technological brain (and in spite of evidence to the contrary) I no longer have a CD or DVD-ROM drive.
So I do the obvious things, crack open the case, make sure they're connected and getting power and whatnot... nuttin'. When I power back up, they work for, say, an hour, and then the Disk Drive Fairy comes and takes 'em away again.
My question to all you considerably more computer-literate Wieners out there is this: Does this sound like a software problem, a hardware problem, or what? I'm at a loss, here, what with the complete lack of any error messages or signs of trouble (aside, of course, from the freezing and mysterious disappearances of my optical media).
Kansas-born and deeply ashamed The last living La Parka Marka
"They that can give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
I probably should have thrown this in the other Home Networking thread, but I thought the Linux issue different enough to warrant a new topic. I have a 486 (upgraded to act like a P90) with 600 MB disk space (and ??? RAM)