Monday, December 18, 2006
My laptop worked fine last night (as evidenced by the blog posts), yet this morning it seems to be missing its system config file and won't boot to windows. Where do those files go overnight? I'm so tired of dealing with laptop crap. If it's not one thing it's another. For example, when I got to my office I turned on the backup laptop that we have, in part, for dealing with situations like these. The power comes on but the screen stays dark. I had to reboot about 10 times before I got the screen to display. So as soon as the first laptop is fixed, now the second one has to go in for repair. I don't think I'm physically hard on laptops (although both of these have endured plenty of field work in the past), so why do they insist on being hard on me? Does anyone else have these routine hardware and software problems? If I end having to buy a new laptop (out-of-pocket) to work at home with, does anyone have any brand recommendations? Macs are out.