If my laptop was a person, it would already be considered as in its 90's and in ailing health. Now it has advanced brain cancer and we are on death watch. It has a virus that has disabled all virus scans, spybot checker, task manager, registry, and system restore! If it is on for more than an hour it does a data dump and turns off. Up until now, I have been able to handle any virus that has come my way in the course of my internet job....but this one, this one is the fatal stroke.
So now what do I do? At the moment I'm using the office laptop...the happily virus-free Apple...which a couple of days ago I was thinking about getting a new PC...and now I am back to definitely getting an Apple. I'll go to the bank tomorrow to see if I can get a line-of-credit to buy a new computer and if that doesn't work -which I am pretty sure that it won't- I'm gonna have to keep using the work laptop until I can afford a new one.
The inconvenience of the loss of a laptop is not what is really bothering me...it is the loss of friend. This laptop has been with me for 5+ years and on 3 different continents...it has been integral in memories for years...and well....it just makes me very very sad.