Well, as I've mentioned, my 900mhz computer with 512mb of RAM and a cable modem was running like a Commodore 64, so I finally took the plunge, and reinstalled windows XP.
Now, I know more computer than the average guy, but I'm not an IT guy, and I have to say, this has been a nightmare. After 2 days backing up files, I finally went through the process of reinstalling. What did I find?
My computer had been corrupted by viruses that got killed bu left their mark, Bugs, Trojans (not just for you know what anymore), moles, mules, and I think a gremlin. Once reinstalled, I got it working.. but I almost didn't. See, turns out that I needed a patch from autopatch.com to stop another of these things from re destroying my stuff. (Thanks to Matt for that one). Had I not, Windows would happily have charged me to get me the patch that fixes the problem caused by their faulty programming.
In addition, I discovered that so many of these microsoft programs are in bed together it might as well be an episode of Friends. I made my homepage on Microsoft Word. Turns out that half my pages don't work on Mozilla, but will on Internet explorer, and never tell me the difference. Its maddening!
Furthermore, winamp and Media player keep fighting for the right to play my music (which I always knew was good, but.. sheesh!!), And now MSN explorer keeps popping up again and wanting to log on, and I can't figure out how to make it stop!
Yup, Bill gates (to quote Ace ventura) should die of gonhorreah and rot in hll. Okay, maybe not, but the windos platform should. Matt has got me almost sold on the idea of becoming a Mac user.. I'm just afraid all I know abotu computers and recording will become obsolete and useless.
Till then, I'm happier with the way things are running, but I can't help but notice I'm still dealing with this today, and its been a week.