Story below this post is primarily a guide for myself.
In case Windows completely malfunctions
- Boot from Windows disk and do a complete reinstall.
- Pull out the motherboard CD and reinstall drivers
- Do a Windows update
Just when I thought the major stress had passed I was greeted with a catastrophic Windows failure.
Cleaning out my computer had been on my to-do list. By that I mean opening up the rig and blowing out all the accumulated dust. Dust is a big enemy of large desktop computers so it is good to clean them once in a while.
One thing I wanted to accomplish while I had free time this summer was to burn my fireplace Blu-Ray disk and have it play from my server to the TV. I did not realize how troublesome this would be.
It all started when our Blu-Ray player died. I was playing the fireplace Blu-Ray but when I inserted the Nintendo Switch the TV automatically switched from the Blu-Ray to the Switch and the Blu-Ray player didn’t like that since it started saying there was no disk in the slot when there was.
This is a preview of
The Saga of Burning my Blu-Ray Fireplace to File for TV
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It is 3:55 AM on Friday May 4th, 2018.
It took some time to find a solution that would make me happy in using this new laptop. It is small, there is very limited space and after hitting a number of roadblocks yesterday I stumbled into a wonderful solution.
Although I was happy with the size and weight of this laptop I wasn’t happy with the OS and bloatware. Windows took up just about all of the space and after installing the very necessary antivirus and malware blocker I was left with only about 2 gigabytes. It also ran pretty slow as Norton Antivirus was taking up nearly half of the cpu with its constant scanning.
I’m excited about the internet again, but this time in limiting its invasive aspects instead of adding new.
I’ve spent the last few days encrypting everything. We’ve had a lot of home break-ins recently in our little seaside hamlet and it made me realize how vulnerable all our data was to thieves. With all the security, firewalls, passcodes and so on I never really thought much about having our physical devices stolen out of the house! And so, I went into paranoia mode and have been encrypting everything and anything.