Posted by sean on September 1, 2006 at 10:58 pm in Geek Stuff with No Comments

This evening I made the rather foolish decision to perform a clean installation on my laptop. It hadn’t been infected by a virus or malicious spyware, the problem was that after 12 months of over regular use, my poor system was running very slowly indeed. Opening MSN Messenger or Firefox was like watching a 95 year old woman tackling a flight of stairs. Painfully slow.

The reason that the decision to reinstall was so foolish is that it took four long hours of my Friday evening to perform. Time that could be spent in night clubs poppin’ pills and drinking Stella until I vomited – or whatever the kids are into nowadays.

The long and tedious task involved formatting a 60gig HDD, loading Windows XP, application and driver installation & configuration as well as downloading a years worth of critical security updates from Mr. B. Gates, all 57 of them!

Well, after all that time wastage, my laptop is back in it’s original state, as good as new – well apart from the smudges of food and drink on the screen and keyboard which seem to have built up over the last year.

On that note I will finish for the day, close down the laptop for the night and warn it that if it displays a blue screen of death when I turn it on the following morning, it will end up taking a bath followed by a trip out of the window.

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