got my computer working after it broke AGAIN. had to reinstall both XP and Vista
although it does work, and my cousin was stupid enough to leave his drive at our grandma's so i can play DVD games til X-Mas! thats when i see him next, although with any luck i should get one for x-mas so its all good.
hopefully when i install my new drive when i get one it wont screw up my computer again, although i guess not fully plugging in the IDE cable could have been a contributing factor.
im getting internet on my own computer, in my own room on thursday\friday!!!! finally i can play CSS again. best part is that my brother doesnt have his lappy anymore so i wont lag out because of his stupid downloads