Saturday, November 17, 2001

My computer broke down four days ago, and I still haven't had the time to fix it. I installed some new video card driver, which in turn corrupted my keyboard and mouse drivers (don't ask me why). So when I booted into Windows, I had 640x480, 16 colours, no keyboard or mouse. Great, I can't even uninstall my drivers because I can't control my computer! It took me four hours to figure out how to use the stupid recovery console, and enabled my PCAnywhere service so I can remotely control my computer (using PCAnywhere Express, mind you, since my other computer can't even handle the PCAnywhere client). Finally I fixed my keyboard and mouse, but I couldn't seem to uninstall the faulty video card driver. It must have corrupted other DLLs also (it's Windows, go figure). Reluctantly I backed everything up and formatted my drive. Perhaps now it's time for me to investigate running Linux.. damn Micro$oft.

For those of you that have absolutely no clue what I just talked about, all you need to know is that my computer broke and I'm not a happy camper.

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