Yesterday morning I got up to find my computer not doing anything. Rebooted. It would get to the Windows Logo and freeze. Spent all day running that (useless POS) Repair thingie. Freakinâ€™ Chkdsk ran for four hours! Restore ran another 2 hours. It just didnâ€™t work.
So, I booted into a Linux Mint disc and moved everything (I thought) I wanted to save over to one of the other drives. (Missed all my Thunderbird settings thinking they were already running from my â€œDataâ€ disc. Goodbye extensive Calendar & Contacts!) That took a couple of hours.
Then I reinstalled Windows 7. Split the disc this time so I can install Linux for a dual boot. (Just as soon as I find I can do everything I want fairly easily in Linux, Windows will be a thing of the past.) Been reinstalling all the programs I normally use since getting up this morning. Phew!
- Firefox & Thunderbird
- VLC Media Player & WinAmp
- Bullzip PDF Printer
- Irfanview, MakeMKV & Handbrake
- LibreOffice Suite & Windows Live Writer
- S10 Password Vault
- GNUCash & GIMP
- All my board & video drivers
- Microsoft ICE
- Goldwave & Ashampoo
- Microsoft Money
Just to name a few! Lots more to go. Then thereâ€™s setting everything up, rebuilding my Contacts, and all the damned rebooting because I â€œinstalledâ€ something in Windows.
Not much else went on today. Woke up with a minor headache and didnâ€™t feel like doing much anyway. Think itâ€™s the Wx changing more than anything else. MCARC meeting tomorrow so Iâ€™ll have to get up, and out, early.