...and to those of us that think we know something about computers. I have been having some peculiar problems lately. They became apparent last week after a Windows update, a major update in AVG and after I downloaded Mozilla Sunbird to give it a try.
I thought that it was bad coding in one of these events at the root of my problems. Every fix attempt centered on trying to isolate which was at fault. Two very smart TZ members (how is that for sucking up) offered advice to fix the problem. I took some of that advice and believed that the problem was fixed.
Then today, my computer hung during boot. Second attempt xp started however several startup programs did not boot. What was happening? There was a thunder storm last night. Could that be the problem? No, that shouldn't be it. There are thunder storms all the time in this part of the country.
I have noticed through the years that it is not the brain associated with most computer fixes. They are usually more closely associated with a portion of the anatomy that closer to the ground. During a subsequent boot, I had one of those (ah ****) moments. Only half of my memory was registering. One stick of memory had worked itself loose. I had spent nearly a week trying to track down a software problem when it was actually related to hardware.
Lucky I have a sense of humor.