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09 December 2005 @ 06:22 am
I hate when the issue is forced  
Had a rude awakening this morning, when my cat nocked the window fan down and it landed on my heel. Could have been much worse, but now I'm wide awake and my foot hurts.

And yet, that's not the part that sucks.

I decided that I would start my normal routine for the morning, since it's about the right time to do so anyway and I may as well 'cause I'm awake anyway. Went to the computer to do my normal stuff.....and it's rebooted. And it's stuck on the bootup screen.

And it's telling me to insert a boot disc.

Guess the virus or whatever I had that wasn't allowing me to delete random files and directories finally did enough damage to my system that it couldn't recover. Or something new showed up. Whatever the case, my system's down.

This is bad for a number of reasons, not the least of which being it's been a LONG time since I made a Windows XP disc backup for myself, and the drive that directory's on may not be compatible with the other computer in the place. It's serial, and I think that computer's the only one here with a serial port.

SO.......anybody got an XP disc I can borrow to get my system back up and running?

*edit* The worse part is that I was going to reload Windows in the next two weeks anyway - but I didn't make the disc to make that possible yet. So now I'm stuck...