It seems that I spoke to soon in my last entry when I said that thing were going "pretty well" while upgrading my computer at home. Being the Geek that I am, I run more than one operating system on my computer at home. The second operating system install was a bit of struggle, but I think I have a fair amount of it up and running now. Something about this second install caused Windows XP some distress, however... and Windows XP would no longer completely start.
After about 30 minutes of frantic poking around, I bit the bullet and re-installed Windows XP. That second install went much faster than the first because the details of what to fix and avoid were still much on my mind. It still took a couple hours... and an hour or so more to retrieve all my personal files from a system backup.
I remember seeing a poster once about Murphy's Law ("anything that can go wrong, will") that stated at the top in large bold letters "Murphy was an optimist". Well, it appears that Murphy is still an optimist, even in the digital age.
on 2006-08-28 at 11:14 a.m.
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