So far so good today. I finally isolated the bad part on my laptop. (Allison spilled a large cup of water on it a couple months ago). I tried booting with a linux CD and noticed that the resulting kernel panic mentioned some errors relating to the VM system. So I decided to use memtest on the Knoppix disc. And stopped it at around 13,000 errors at just above 128 MB. So I pulled out the soDIMM in slot 2 and it booted. My new memory should be here Wednesday. :) It gives me an excuse to squeeze a little more life out of this laptop, by bumping the memory to 512, from 256. And I have two worthwhile 1PM NFL games to watch for the first time in a million years. Probably because the Jets play tonight, god I hate watching Jets games.