I REALLY hate my bloody computer.
As if the fact that neither cd-drive will boot a cd-rom not already installed on the computer, my USB ports have now gone down.
Now all this might be a reasonably interesting connundrum for a techie – i mean, i can download things and run them, i can read files from a cd-rom and i can get as far as an install screen on software. Add in that following a defrag it allowed me to install ONE cd-rom and that my printers are alive until i plug in the USB’s at which point they appear to lose all connection to power and their brains and well, you have an interesting equation of, let’s call them variables.
On the other hand, if you have a busy business and need to be able to print invoices and labels, its not so good. And if you have children who can’t use their new cd-roms, its not so good. I SO need a decent computer.
So somehow tonight i have to reinstall my computer – AGAIN. Because the cd drives must be an error in Windows. I think the UBS ports have got turned off in the BIOS while we were trying to fix the cd drives. And i don’t know how to undo that, which means before the fella can get here tonight, i am going to have to handwrite all my labels. WAIL.
The only good thing about this is that Max wants a bigger hard drive so he is having one of my 20gb ones and i’m getting a sparkly new 100 and something one. Which leads me to my next problem, if i put a new installation of Windows on my new drive and teach my computer to boot from that, will all the things that think they are on the c-drive still work when they aren’t the main drive anymore?
And if one, just ONE technical person suggests that “what you wanna do is stop running Windows and use XYZ instead”, i shall personally drive to them and ensure they father no more children. Which depending on the current state of their wife, might suit them admirably… 😉