Looks like I crashed my notebook computer! F**k!
Specs of my notebook:
Acer Travel Mate 260 (bought in May 2002)
20 GB Harddrive
256 MB Ram
OS: Taiwanese Windows XP Home edition
What did I do today?
- I ran a virus check (updated Norton Anti Virus) on the whole C-Drive - no viruses found
- I installed an old version of Twin Bridge Chinese Partners
- I downloaded and installed the most recent Windows XP Service Pack
Downloading wasn’t a problem, installing somehow took ages.
I tried to download and install some more updates, but the computer would get slower and slower.
I thought about defragmenting the hard drive, but the analysis said it wasn’t necessary. Then, I wanted to delete all temporary files (around 2 MB or something), but the computer wouldn’t do it.
Now, the screen looks very weird (weird colors, everything larger than usual, more dots, big black frame). I can turn it off by holding the button for turn on for a couple of seconds. I can start again, it will show the welcome screen, ask for password and then stop at the logging in screen.
It’s probably my fault, maybe the Twin Bridge installation? I installed the same version on WIN 2K professional yesterday, and it works alright.
Does anybody know what to do? And, thanks, but I can do without the Linux hints and the MS bashing. I’m not exactly a fan of Microsoft but that’s what I’m used to and I have too much different work to do to bother with Linux.