#1479 The volume is dirty
A blue screen can ruin your whole day.
It took over two hours for Windows XP to check the external had disk drive on this laptop—two hours during which I could not access the Internet. Fortunately, it was sunny outside.
P.S. Wednesday in this time zone was Tuesday in Redmond WA. Is it only a coincidence that the last message that I saw Wednesday night when I shut down was "Installing Windows updates..."?