The temporary resurrection of the laptop was extremely short lived. It lasted all of about an hour and a half. Soooooo…… we went back to square one. After having a really kind and generous friend spend hours working on it, here is the verdict.
Laptop is now resting peacefully after its motherboard bit the big one. I have great solace that the info from the hard drive is now safely backed up on one of my external hard drives. I will miss it greatly, but, asi es la vida.
The desktop is now functioning once again. I had to have the hard drive replaced (for a significantly smaller one… sniff) and the video card must have been replaced since the old one is sitting on my desk. 🙂 I am now working on getting some of my old programs reinstalled onto the computer and we are good to go! Yeah!
In related news, sorry to inform you, but you will now be subjected to my new randomly chaotic posts about my rather mundane life 🙂 But, enjoy!