WARNING, ranting to follow!!!
Ok, I come back from spring break and what does my roommate tell me? He had an ‘emergency’ where he had to use my computer. Somehow, it locks up, and in the process of using the ‘three-fingered salute’ on the Ctrl-Alt-Delete keys, my nice Compaq Presario 2266 deleted it’s most important file, the Sys.ini file. Yes, my roommate crashed my computer! And, unfortunately, Compaq does not furnish its buyers with any Windows software, but only a restore CD. So, after TOTALLY restoring my computer to original factory specs, then spending hours getting my downloads back, an installation of Office2000 didn’t go as planned, and I can’t uninstall or delete it!
Yes, I had to do ANOTHER total restore of my machine and start all over AGAIN. Now, I thought all was going to be hunky-dory. I checked my e-mail, using Outlook Express to fetch my mail from my school’s server. Evidently, an e-mail that my parents tried to send me (with some sort of funky scanned document attachment) locked up my e-mail account to where it would stop loading e-mails at that particular one. It would only let me read numbers 1-14. E-mail #15 was the one with the attachment.
Three days, and much frustration later, I had the computer gurus on campus just wipe out my e-mail account and start all over with a new one, with the same login name, of course.
So, not only did I lose EVERYTHING on my computer (all my papers and such for school, e-mail addresses, about 70 LEGAL MP3s, countless ‘make your computer run better and have fun’ downloads, some very special publisher pictures that I printed off as Christmas presents, and about a hundred e-mails; including those ‘aaaawww…how cute’ messages from my lady friends), but I also lost about 250 saved messages on my school e-mail account that I was saving there because nothing EVER goes wrong with those…
I hate when that happens.
I hope my sig line is still functioning. It’s all I have left…snif snif…
“If we submit everything to reason, our religion will have no mysterious or supernatural element. If we offend the principles of reason, our religion will be absurd and ridiculous.” Blaise Pascal