|11:59 pm - Harry the Laptop is dead|
MS Windows update killed the XP partition of Harry the Laptop so badly it won't even boot up into safe mode, much less boot normally. It was perfectly fine before the update, and there were no problems with the update installation.
Something similar happened a while back with Harry's Vista partition, but I managed to get that so it boots and stays up for a while at least, but I'd been using the XP partition exclusively ever since then.
So I can still boot Harry, at least for a while, so I can try to slurp his data into an external drive and transfer it to Lucius, where I'm on right now. Right royal pain in the butt to do that, though.
I don't know if Harry is fixable or not, but I'll be looking at getting another computer in the immediate future, since I want to have a fully-functional backup portable computer in case Lucius bites the dust. Narcissa is nice, but the small hard drive she has limits her usefulness greatly. I'll be looking at various netbooks, since their prices have dropped since Windows 7 is about to arrive in stores in a few days and their specs are as good as or better than Harry's were.
Harry has been a "problem child" since I got him, constantly dropping dead for no discernible reason. I'd still like to keep him going, though, if possible, but right now it looks like there will be a new computer arriving very soon on my network.
Current Mood: pissed off
Current Music: "Oh Well, So Well" by Lesion