Day 228 of 365
So I spent most of tonight trying to get my desktop working again. When I tried to uninstall a program that was expired it caused a crash. Since then, every time Windows does an auto update it crashes and I have to go back to the last working configuration. I can't seem to get past that. Tonight I just wiped it. The problem I have now is that I can't locate the backup disks that came with the computer and Gateway hasn't been real helpful because the computer's warranty has expired.
I've gotten it back up with an older copy of Windows, but that disk isn't passing Window's verification. I may have a solution for that, but to tell you the truth I've had it with the thing tonight. At least I got the internet working for it so I've been able to download a lot of the drivers I needed. I'll play with it some more tomorrow and hopefully I'll be able to get it working to my satisfaction.
The thing is four years old now, so I'm thinking that it may be time to buy a new one.
Thank god I still have the laptop!