Just started playing with reason etc for last couple of weeks on my old mesh pc (amd athlon 64x2 dual core, 2gb ram, creative sound blaster audigy 2 zs soundcard, and creative labs inspire speakers) Probably all obsolete etc now but cost me a small fortune 6 years ago
anyway long story short after 4 weeks using it perfectly with reason after it being standing for best part of 2 years gathering dust, today I go to switch it on and it wont load up and get the dreaded ''disk boot failure, please insert system disc'' go through all this change sata ports, change sata cable, even try 2 other hard drives but not even recognized in bios (only other thing I can think of is either the sata power cable is dead got one of those from shop but replacing that is way beyond me as it plugs straight into the power bit with about 30 other colored wires.
so now I am wondering if its going to be worth getting whatever it needs fixing or just buy a new machine, on a very tight budget as out of work at moment unfortunately
what your opinions guys ? what sort of money am I looking at repair wise and what sort of specs do I need in a machine if I get a new one (it will be as cheap as possible) how much are sound cards these days or could I just use my old one
main use will be learner music production stuff on reason etc and maybe will try some dj software seeing as everyone is banging on about it and Im still here with 5000 odd records.