so yea no more post whoring for me for a little while at least. My laptop is basically taking a shit and im on my roomates computer at the moment. For some reason my laptop wont connect to the LAN but i can use wireless...unfortunately there is no wireless inside the dorms...just library, engineering building, and the main building. Anyways i called gateway and explained my problem (LAN not initializing, probably corrupted, PCI Networking conflict on the motherboard...stuff like that) but yea the lady on the other end basically said i gotta send it in. Sometimes when i boot the computer up it wont even give the LAN as an option for connecting to the internet, then it will "find" the "new" LAN hardware to install, then ask to connect to the internet to find the program to install the LAN adapter...kind of a catch 22 if you ask me. Anyways the laptop was free from my school and it came with a 3 year warranty so it should be fine, ill just be without it for a while, will be sending it to gateway this weekend but i may pick up another laptop from home...so at least for the next couple of days i wont be online as often. Sorry for the long post but i absolutely hate my laptop. Oh and on top of it ill probably lose the programs that i borrowed from a friend to install on my laptop such as photoshop and autocad and i definately dont have the money to buy em, i wont bitch cuz i didnt buy em in the first place but still kinda sucks. oh yea and my 1800 (legal songs) will probably go along with it but ill try and save all i can. Til i can borrow this computer again talk to everyone later....oh yea and to ad insult to injury my check engine light is on and i have no clue why, and school starts tomorrow.