This does not compute
Last night I was happily surfing the web, half watching TV and scratching the dog’s head from time to time when Murphy’s Law (what ever can go wrong will go wrong) reached up and smacked me right between the eyes. My laptop crashed and crashed hard!
After rebooting in Safe Mode, only to have the machine crash again before Windows finished loading, 3 times, I dug out the installation CD and set about the task of wiping my hard drive and doing a full re-install.
Thank God my external hard drive came with software that includes an automatic back up feature. I recently changed the settings for the back up operation which is now set to run every Friday evening while I’m yelling at the news readers on the idiot box. All I have to do is connect the drive and everything else is done for me.
At 3:00 AM Windows finally finished installing and I was too bleary eyed to do anything else so I gave up and went to bed. So far I have re-installed Microsoft Office and, as I type Windows Update is downloading the 1.61 GB of updates it says I need. Once that is completed I’ll connect the portable hard drive and restore the files I lost in the crash.
Hopefully, sometime today everything will be hunky dorey and I can get back to terrorizing the web. The operational word here is HOPEFULLY! We shall see……