Critical Section

back on XP

Sunday,  05/17/09  08:15 PM

sad computerTwo days into my up-'till-now-successful Windows 7 experiment, my computer failed to reboot.  I suspect a hard drive problem, and *not* a Win7 problem, but it is Sunday night, I have a busy week ahead, and I can't afford to mess around.  So I am back to running on my WinXP system.  I was able to mount the Win7 drive and access it, so I easily copied all my "volatile" files back (thanking myself for keeping a careful log of the stuff I'd done).  When I have time, probably next weekend, I'll do some triage and figure out what happened.  Boo.  Stay tuned...

(precelebration is the root of all failure)

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