When I went to turn on my computer at about 1:30pm today, it wouldn’t start up! The Windows XP screen would sort of show up, but the status bar wouldn’t go anywhere, and it was faded. GAAAAAAAH!!
I tried Last Known Good and Safe Mode, to no avail. So I did a Windows repair. While this seemed to have fixed things, after I logged in, I realized that Windows didn’t think it had SP2 installed. So I went to install it, only the computer crashed everytime I tried to run WindowsUpdate. I suppose I should’ve tried to install SP2 from disk or some other troubleshooty stuff, but at that moment, my brain was screaming, “My computer!!! NOOOOOOO!! Fuckfuckfuckfuckfuck!”, so I decided to reinstall. Actually, come to think of it, now that I’ve calmed down, I’m still not sure what else I should’ve tried. It’s all just voodoo anyways:p
I backed up the settings and stuff on my C: partition and reformatted and reinstalled. So that was my whole afternoon/early evening, right there. It’s nice having a fresh install, but Christ it’s a bit of a pain.
I’m a little scared about my harddrive because I don’t back up as I should. I mean, I know backing up is extremely important, but I have a lot of stuff and it just seems like it would take forever if I were to burn cd’s. Plus where do I put the stacks of cd’s after I’m done?! Setting up external harddrives or something for backup seems a bit of overkill. We’re thinking of buying a dvd burner finally. But still for the amount of stuff, it’d take a while… and will I actually do it? What do y’all do for backup?
Oh, so I didn’t seen sunlight all day — not that that’s unusual for a Saturday:p