ok well I just finished the worst day of my life...but its on the up curve now.
Data is backed up and critical stuff is double backed.
I got hit by a hardcore network virus...it took out 3 of my 4 machines, installed apache with open broadcast on all of them and locked out the computer console....That was a fun ordeal, lots of people in china were playing in network for 5 minutes, or so my logs said. I've heard of bated software on the net but man, never got hit that hard. Spent 2 hours changing passwords...They didn't get much though.
I downloaded a new version of windows, one of the unattended ones from www.h33t.com
...was installing it on my buddies box, and it just wouldn't go, for that computer, I had to repair his cpu, install fans, get a new heatsink and mod the heatsink so it would fit correctly in his tower...then that all figured out I'm still get blue screen of death every time I try and install windows, as he turned down my offer to vectorize him. I had the cpu underclocked for a bit, seemed to help...just banging my head on a wall forever.
Then I finally successfully install windows...I put it on the network bam, his machine goes dead, the gf's and the server didn't die but it wasn't reachable...I'm like CRAP...So I kill the internet connection. unplug and check all the machines, the only one untouched is mine, as I swapped my network cable to get his online...had to go through every possible website that user info could've been snatched for. Could only use my machine and time was against us. They hijacked a few of my torrent sites and one of my email accounts, all recovered and safe. My GF got hit harder, we got all her accounts back in our control but they had access to her epost which had bank info. so shes got a new mastercard, and bank account number, and they took over her yahoo account. All of which is recovered. My fingers were sore after going at that.
So that how I spent my night. Then as I get out an older safe copy of xp...get it going and now its BSOD (if you don't know what this is, your a lucky person), failed install after failed install...I hit the net, find a huge list of possibles for this board and the hardware combo...sorted it out, the ram had to be under clocked, cool'n'quiet had to be disabled as on his board if your using a sata drive there's some sort of conflict, and the ram would only remain stable in single channel mode.
After all that and multiple issues, I got the os installed, hit it with cpu burning tests, and 3dmark...Stable as a rock. only took 10+ hours...
All I need to know now is can I do this with vector 5.9 easily or should I use Debian?