|Some days it just seems like everyone is out to get you|
If you have never done a complete recovery on your computer let me mention right up front you do not want to. I have done one before. One I argued with the computer technical assistance about the need to even do. And in the end it did not need to be done then, but it was. It takes hours to do and then you have to reinstall all your programs and all your backups and remember all your passwords. Luckily it did not have to be done this time. And I dodged the bullet.
As I waited for the recovery discs HP support was sending I was quaking in my boots. I was even ready to come out fighting to avoid the dreaded recovery. And it was a near miss. I read the directions carefully twice, inserted disc one of the set they sent and followed the directions to step 5. The computer refused to comply with its own suicide and did not go to step 6. I called the upper level tech support number HP gave me when I asked for a conversation about my computer in an effort to gain a stay of execution.
|First level of tech support|
|Do not go gently|
Once I get the all clear I will upgrade Corel Paintshop pro to 5x. And I will install the wireless wide format HP photo printer I bought in Albuquerque and resume a normal life grateful I have dodged a bullet.