So I got my computer parts today, put them together, and the system turns on, which is always a nice thing.
Just one problem: the new motherboard I got doesn't have a Parallel ATA connector, which isn't that big a deal. My old C: drive is PATA instead of SATA, but I can deal with that by getting a PCI card that adds a PATA port, and install the operating system on my fresh, new 160GB SATA drive.
Just one problem.
My DVD drive is a PATA drive. Which means the system, in BIOS, can't detect the drive, which means I can't install the operating system.
Sigh. Nothing can ever be easy, can it?
It's too late tonight to keep messing with it, but I've already come up with a workaround (mostly involving another computer), so, unless something completely ridiculous happens, which is still a possibility, I should be back to streaming on Monday, and it's about damn time (I'm losing my MIND!).