John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

It's Dead, Jim

From the "Ain't I Got Enough to Contend With" department, the diagnosis on my computer -- using my best guess and some Googling -- is that my video card died and was taking the rest of the computer with it. Of course, I didn't work that out until I wiped it out and reinstalled the factory-loaded image of the machine.

I have an external "backup point" from last December saved, but the machine claims it can't use it; I'm guessing because it's a Windows 7 backup whereas the factory image is running Vista. So I'm now installing the Windows 7 upgrade, in the hopes that it will be able to use the December restore point to rebuild the system. My data is backed up by Carbonite, so assuming I get the system in place, Carbonite will fix the data. I hope.

Meanwhile, I need to go to Best Buy tomorrow and get a new video card, and hope that is the end of this particular mess.

I wonder if I could get LotRO to run in the Windows emulator on a Mac. And I wonder if it wouldn't just be all the same pain but with a higher price tag.

Meanwhile, I'm glad I have this iPad.

-The Gneech
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