I'm reporting to you live from my laptop as my desktop computer has died.
It started by giving me the blue screen of death. I some how managed to overcome this a few times, but then alas the desk top was asking me for things I just couldn't give it...like a reboot disk (honestly I think I was supposed to make one when I first plugged in the computer...but I didn't)
So I took my computer to my friend's hubby and he has diagnosed it as having a dead hard drive. He was able to get to the "second hard drive" that I learned isn't really a second drive but the second split of my dead hard drive. :(
so now I get to buy a new hard drive. sigh! and research how to recover all my data that I haven't been backing up.
oh lovely laptop...please don't ever die on me.