I've ripped my PC to bits to make a Media Center PC for our flat, which is now a beast. So it has a 5.1 sound card and speakers from my PC (I'll just use headphones and onboard sound), a wireless LAN card from my PC (Which was never used), a GeForce 5 of some description, a 200GB hard drive, and my 32" TV plugged into it.
And it also has a bunch of high defintion WMV samples from Microsoft's site, which look awesome.
I finally got around to reinstalling Windows yesterday. It was freaking out about missing hardware, and strange things were generally going on. So, I re-installed windows, and then found it'd cunningly done the following:
So, I moved the boot.ini file from F to C, and rebooted, and it came as no surprise that it didn't boot up.
So I'll try again today, and unplug my SATA drives first. I partially blame the motherboard drivers. They rebooted the PC 3 times without telling me they were going to, and flashed up several Windows error message boxes about drivers not installing properly. Unfortunately, they flashed up for under a second, and then the UI of the installer came back into focus and wouldn't respond. So next time I'll be installing drivers through device manager I think.
This of course means I'll have to reinstall visual studio (And a slew of other programs of course), and I have a nagging feeling that I left the damn DVDs in my MSDN subscription binder back in Edinburgh. So it's probably going to be another trip back to Edinburgh this weekend to fetch them. *Sigh*