I'm experiencing problems with my laptop right now. It got really laggy last night and stuff started to freeze and lockup. Thinking that the resources were running low I tried to restart but the start button had frozen. I did a manual shutdown and then turned the computer back on.
It made it halfway through the restart before restarting again, this time displaying a screen telling me to do an Operating System Repair Sequence. I ran it and it doesn't appear to have helped because now when I try to boot my computer it just sits there on the Windows is Loading screen. I'm running diagnostics and tests on it now.
I'm thinking a couple of things could be wrong:
1) Hard Drive just died :(
2) Overheated, killing hard drive :(
3) Virus that appeared very suddenly (like, while I was working on my computer) :(
4) Bad voodoo
I figure the worst that happens is that either Dell fixes it or replaces it because it's on warranty. Just more stuff for me to deal with as finals approaches I guess. Luckily (amazingly luckily) we were given Macbooks for Toy Design (to create presentations on) so I actually do have a laptop right now (it just happens to be a laptop with a crappy OS, but I'll cope). If you see a decrease in blog frequency it's because I'm between computers and it's inconvenient. Sorry about that!