As always seems to be the case, my PC has chosen to act up just as I'm facing up to an already-busy weekend. It's going to have to wait - there are things I simply must do this weekend, so annoying as the PC fault is I can't deal with it right now.
But the fact that this has happened is really annoying for two reasons:
- This PC doesn't get particularly heavy use - web surfing and some light clerical work. It doesn't get used for gaming or coding or video editing, or anything remotely intensive, nor does the software load change except at the whim of Microsith.
- This failure is really the latest in a cascade of failures that has now engulfed every single bit of software on the machine - first it was Office that needed removed and reinstalled, then that broke the anti-virus software, and now the OS has developed a fault. Which suggests there's something in there underlying it all. Time for a reinstall, I guess.
So much for Windows 10 being a good one. Sigh.
#7: "Pathfinder: The Kintargo Contract", by Jim Groves