It has happened again.
I am really pissed off.
The first time it was a corrupt hard disk.
The second time, I don’t know what it was.
This time it was a corrupt file. Somewhere. Somewhere important. Somewhere I couldn’t find.
Last night my not-so-trusty laptop started locking up.
It would slow down, and then stop working altogether. It would then make strange noises, not unlike Herself when I lock her in the coalhole. Then, if I left it any longer, it would come up with that damned Blue Screen thing.
I tried everything.
I scanned the disk for errors. I scanned for viruses. I ran it in safe mode. I sacrificed a couple of lambs [dinner sorted for a couple of days ahead?]. I would have sacrificed a virgin but I couldn’t find one, not even in Junior Infants.
In the end I had a ‘Fuck It’ moment and erased the partition, and reinstalled from the original files.
My problem seems to be solved.
I now have to reinstall everything.
Not only is that a right pain in the hole, but as usual, I have forgotten all my passwords. I have lost all my mail. I have lost all my bookmarks.
Damn, Blast, Bother, Knickers and Spit.
And if any smart arse fucker out there says anything about Mac or Linux,
I swear to God I’ll kill them.