Considering how clever they are supposed to be, computers can be extremely dim.
I came back from the pub last night and thought I would check to see if I had any mail. Everything was fine and I was happily reading my spam, when suddenly there was a silent pooofff, and the screen went blue.
I had seen that blue thing before, and it is irritating.
Anyway, the computer went through the whole process of starting up again, and that was grand.
In the middle of all this, a little message popped up saying that the computer had “found new hardware” and could I please install a driver for my WLAN. Now, I hadn’t installed ant new hardware, so I don’t know what the fuck it was on about, but I do know enough about the yokes to know that WLAN is something to do with my wireless. Sure enough I had no Interweb connection.
It was at this stage that the computer lost the plot, just a little, because it offered to search the Interweb for drivers for my WLAN.
I told it to go ahead, as I like to see it suffer. Sure enough, it complained that it couldn’t find the Interweb. How fucking stupid can you get?
Now it had been working perfectly before it crashed, so I told it to just check for the old driver which had to be around somewhere. It couldn’t find it.
I went to bed.
I tried a few things this morning, such as playing around with Restore, but that was fuck all use as well. In the end, I just hooked it up to the Interweb using a lump of wire and told it to just fix itself or it was going into the bin. It did.
I don’t know what happened. I don’t know where the old driver went. I don’t really care now that it’s working again.
I know I am going to get at least one smart arse on now telling me I should be using Linux. You can fuck off. I don’t want to use Linux. I have a lot of
pirated cracked expensive software that won’t run on Linux and I am not going to lose all that.
Now I’m just waiting for my screen to go blue again.