Just as things were going well, I had a snag and its got me beat.
Background: I downloaded a big update for IL2 and installed it on an external drive, no problem just slow.
When I went to start the sim, Windows Defender gave the standard warning about the firewall ....and that's where it stopped....frozen, not even the mouse would work.
Ctrl Alt delete was the same. Pushed the re-boot button to be greeted by a black screen with "operating system not found" ....did it again and got "boot-manger missing, use ctrl alt delete to restart" which I did several times....nothing
I've fired up the old rig to do some Google searching....lots of stuff, much of which points to the Windows set disc...which I don't have.
Do you think there was something in that setup(IL2) that the computer is trying to boot up with?
The delete key will give me access to the Bios screen....but that makes me nervous.
I have 5 external drives hooked up to the machine...too many? I remember Adam mentioning something about doing a partition on the C drive at the outset....which I forgot in my excited state.
Should I try starting it again without that drive connected? or wait until Wednesday and take our little IT guy at work a gift along with the computer?
This pisses me off ...its something I've done...or haven't, and should have.
It's been a nasty and nice circle for me lately .....I just want to get this new machine 100% up and running(so close now).
...but work is just balls out busy, can't wait to get home and do stuff on it, but when I do, I'm so bloody tired. I thought 4 days off would solve the problem...but there you go.
Sorry for the waffle, any assistance will be greatly appreciated....not the end of the world, just annoying.