In the Philippines, you can't rely on technical support when it comes to computers.
Let me clarify that. If you build your own PC, you are technical support.
Yesterday when I went home from Bacolod, I turned on the PC like I usually do and started downloading a file. I then leave the PC on so that I can do other things, like sleep, take a bath, and eat.
I left to have lunch with my girlfriend Joy, eating most of the rice we ordered (good for 4-5 people!) and most of the oysters.
When I returned home, I was surprised to see a BSOD that told me:
PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (See information here)What the hell?! Looking at the problem component, I saw that it was eamon.sys. It was a surprise to find out that it was a component of the NOD32 antivirus I was running, and I ruled that out as a problem. I was leaning more on the suspicion that my memory modules were giving me a problem, so I reseated them.
My PC then booted... and then, no output on video.
My suspicions were confirmed just a few minutes ago when I took out my less than a year old Tornado GeForce FX5500 (yeah Mark, I have an old PC, I haven't had the money to upgrade to PCI-X yet...) and replaced it with my more than 5 years old Geforce MX100/200 32MB video card.
What a way to remind me to upgrade my PC to something more... functional.