My weekend...

Got a lot of exercise this weekend. Biked from Østerbro to Allerød and back. Around 29km (18 miles) each way. We also needed it after eating a huge ice cream at the famous Lydolphs Isbar Fridag. You get huge and very cheap ice creams. But there's always a queue. We had to queue 20 minutes to get the ice cream.

I was trying to fix my mother in law's PC. It's a Compaq and it was getting blue screen of death BSOD once in a while while starting up. It was running Microsoft Windows 98 so I though that I could just reinstall it. So I started to install Windows XP. First off course removing the old Windows 98 using a command prompt. I booted using the very good boot disk from

Everything when OK until I rebooted. BSOD. Damn... so it wasn't Windows 98 or a faulty driver that was the cause of the BSOD. I even tried removing both the sound card and the modem and the printer. Still BSOD but only when you first started the PC. After getting the BSOD you can just reboot and it started perfectly. Weird. Plain weird.

Could it be due to faulty RAM? Faulty motherboard? Dunno. Your guess is as good as mine.

More problems
The printer was a HP LaserJet 3100, which isn't supported by Windows XP. You can't even download drivers from their website. You have to order a CD-ROM with the drivers. Well after a bit of searching I finally found a place to download the driver.

The modem give me huge problems. I couldn't get a dial tone. It's a SupraExpress 56i Pro modem but Windows XP detected it as a Blue Sonic modem. I just couldn't get it to work. I tried everything. Removing it, reinstalling it, installing a standard 56K modem. Nothing worked. I simple gave up. Now I'm gonna find an old modem they can have.

Rabbit-Proof FenceSunday afternoon we went a saw Rabbit-Proof Fence. Great great movie!

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Three little girls. Snatched from their mothers' arms. Spirited 1,500 miles away. Denied their very identity. Forced to adapt to a strange new world. They will attempt the impossible. A daring escape. A run from the authorities. An epic journey across an unforgiving landscape that will test their very will to survive. Their only resources, tenacity, determination, ingenuity and each other. Their one hope, find the rabbit-proof fence that might just guide them home. A true story.

They actually did these "kidnapping" of aboriginal girls up until the 1970. Scary! Read some of the comments made about the movie.

Then we ate at Guldanden which is a great place for Sunday dinner. They got a great deal on a dinner. DKK 95,- ($14) for the diece of the day on Sundays. DKK 300,- ($46) for a dinner for two with wine and beer and really nice snacks and appetizer.
June 30, 2003 09:46 AM | Posted in Interesting


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Having worked at Dell for a scant 6 months I came across the BSOD numerous times. 80% of the time it was RAM. But, we had some wierd problems, also; a floopy drive ribbon cable caused it one time. I also has BSOD here with my home made machine. Swapped out RAM and it cleared up. Try the RAM.


Comment by BB at July 2, 2003 01:29 AM | Permalink

Thanx will try that!

Site icon Comment by Henrik Gemal at July 2, 2003 09:02 AM | Permalink

I have the same problem withe modem.

Have you already a sollution?

please email??


Comment by bert at January 26, 2005 11:10 PM | Permalink

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