after letting it languish in my den for a month, i decided i did NOT want to pay someone to fix my computer.
so i went online using the borrowed computer (yaymee rules, too), and looked up how to go about fixing it myself.
i entered scary worlds of DOS screens, and god willin’ that the crick don’t rise, i think i fixed it. i’ve got to reboot and change the order of my startup disks again, but it appears to be starting with little hoopla.
so i rule (i hope).