first, i'm only 15 years old. so dumbing down words may be needed
. and my logic is a bit basic so haha. work with me here.
okay, so the year old comp was recently moved into my room. I set it up myself, plugged it in, set up the wireless internet, deleted old files, deleted carefully programs i didn't need (my dad's autocad, my dad's napster, my dad's itunes), defrag'ed to clean it up, updated flash and java and whatever else.
but the computer has had a problem since the dawn of time; according to a computer repair place, the cd-rom player is broken because of the motherboard. basically we put in a cd of any kind (music, dvd, game, application, etc.) and the computer starts working and poof, it reboots, and continues to reboot itself until you take the cd out.
pure evil, right? so i figured, using a online file storage place*, a usb flash drive, and this weird thing my dad has--its an external drive, i can get cd files on to my crappy computer!
and initially it worked. using the usb drive, i downloaded a pic file viewing app for my camera. then brought it to mr. crapface, downloaded the files to mr. crapface, found the executable file for the pic viewing app and it worked. but my little usb is only 256 megs, yeah sad.
and now i want to download photoshop to mr. crapface. and most cds are 600mb+ so obviously my baby usb was not going to do the job. that's when i whipped out the online file storage. i uploaded photoshop on the amazing computer (of course in my parents room) to the file storage, then went back to my room. logged in from my computer and attempted to download photoshop and it crapped out and didn't download the .cab file cuz the stupid storage site wouldn't support it.
sorry for yet another lengthy intro, but i'll do the same with my school nurse haha.
1. Can I use the external drive to get Photoshop (Elements 7, in case you were wondering) on to Mr. Crapface?
2. Is there anyway I can fix or upgrade Mr. Crapface without getting a whole new motherboard? Cheap methods (0-$70ish) would be appreciated, but i'll take more expensive routes if needed.
Mr. Crapface's Specs (My Computer):
approx. 1 year old
Intel Celeron CPU 2.70ghz
80 gig hard drive
448 mb of ram
(i told you it was a piece of crap)
Windows XP SP3 (2002)
looked in device manager for info on cd drive and i got:
LITE-ON COMBO LTC-48161H
(in device status box: Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver maybe corrupted or missing.)
any help would be appreciated!
and if you need more specs than above i will make the attempt to find them.
*message me for the link to this site. it currently lets me have 5 gigs of storage for free. but there's other plans you can pay for larger storage.