About three weeks ago when I got home from a business trip, I found that my desktop computer was not booting. I quickly setup my small netbook to function as my main computer until I got around to troubleshooting the system. Today, I finally got around to doing some troubleshooting and it looks like parts of the system may be functioning – most notably the 375W power supply – but the system is not booting. This leads me to think the motherboard is not functioning anymore. So I doubt that I will be getting any more use out of the desktop computer.
I’m not really upset about this happening. I got the computer in 2005 a couple of years after I graduated from high school, so it has been going strong for seven to eight years. When I have the time and money, I’ll be building a new computer from scratch that will run circles around the recently defunct computer.