It's been snowing here since I don't know when, because I was asleep when it started. It's not deep but it's been consistent, it seems we are getting some bands of lake-effect snow, which is never good!
I've been trying unsuccessfully since last night to get my old desktop to open it's home url - or any url. Thank Goddess my trusty Toshiba laptop is working just fine, no problems with yahoo.com opening as my home page. I have been searching and reading about various fixes for this problem including those at Microsoft, which I generally can't understand because they are far too technical for me. I have tried emptying this and that, resetting this and that, unplugging the desk top from the modem, etc. In desperation, I tried System Restore 3 times to three different dates, but that did not help. I am still unable to open the desktop to my home page or to type in any other url (which worked on Wednesday and Thursday) since last night. I also tried changing the default url for home page and I got a repeating feed-back loop (or whatever it is called) on that site too! Arrrrggghhhh! I also tried opening IE without add-ons. Still get the same problem.
So, what I had hoped would be a productive morning creating a Chess Femme News page for the 2010 Women's World Chess Championship has been utterly wasted. It's now nearly 1:00 p.m. and I've got jack-squat done. I am pissed off. I am hungry so am stopping for a quick lunch, and I have a page full of "new" solutions that I will run back upstairs to try.
My concern is how on earth to transfer the information from the desktop to the new Acer laptop I bought if I can't get get the desktop to open so I can download the necessary transfer tool to move the data from one computer to the other. Crap, crap, crap!
In absolute desperation, I am now going to try a MSCONFIG and hunt for anything that looks strange and delete it. I will probably blow myself and the computer up in the process. Sigh. Eat first, then blow myself up...