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robsonde
29-01-2010, 07:30 PM
I have my mum and dad in blenheim and me stuck in wellington.

it looks like the hard drive has died.
they have data backed-up.
they do have an XP install disk.

what is needed is some one who can replace the drive and do a XP install.

once the system is running I can do remote assist to restore data, install random apps and such.

anyone up for the job??

Speedy Gonzales
29-01-2010, 07:35 PM
The first thing after someone installs XP tho is you'll have to install the drivers, for the NIC. So, you can log in remotely after. Have they got the cd for the drivers?

robsonde
29-01-2010, 07:38 PM
The first thing after someone installs XP tho is you'll have to install the drivers, for the NIC. So, you can log in remotely after. Have they got the cd for the drivers?

yes, mum and dad have a box of all the CD's.

I have spoken to mum and checked she has all the drivers.

pctek
29-01-2010, 08:22 PM
Blenheim....errr..........Watterus is Nelson. Close enough??

baabits
29-01-2010, 08:25 PM
Tried talking them through the XP install over the phone? Shouldn't be too hard.

robsonde
29-01-2010, 08:42 PM
Tried talking them through the XP install over the phone? Shouldn't be too hard.

we are talking about people who have issues using email.
an XP install may be pushing them too far.
as for network drivers....

that and the drive will need to be replaced.

robsonde
29-01-2010, 08:50 PM
I am sure they can get a local tech from a shop, but they are the kind of non-tech people that can get ripped off.

pctek
30-01-2010, 06:43 AM
Best if they ask around neighbours etc to see who the recommended tech is in Blenheim.

gary67
30-01-2010, 07:17 AM
I'm trying to think of the name of a member on here who is in Blenheim. If I remember will get back to you

Found him BobM profile here (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/member.php?u=19399)

wratterus
30-01-2010, 10:19 AM
I'm happy to help out if you want...bit of a mission from here to Blenheim but it can be done, I was over there just last weekend.Let me know if you're really stuck and I can lend a hand. :thumbs:

Scouse
30-01-2010, 12:22 PM
Hi Robsonde...
I believe that Blenheim has an active SeniorNet group - members >55 yrs of age - and most SeniorNets are competent to advise on the best of local techs.

Trev
30-01-2010, 01:02 PM
Seniornet for Marlborough 03-579-3363 for Marlborough Sounds 03-574-2326
:)