Apparently the Blue Screen of Death means exactly that. Death.
I took my computer to Best Buy yesterday because it still wasn't working. I went up to the Geek Squad man and told him about the Blue Screen of Death when he asked me what was wrong with it. He just chuckled. Looking back, probably not a good sign.
So the Geek Squad man tried to turn my computer on. Tried being the key word. Because the Geek Squad man? He couldn't even get a Blue Screen of Death. Because the computer wouldn't even turn on! Just a whirring sound from the fan. And a black screen. Hmmm. Not good.
It didn't take long for the Geek Squad man to tell me what he thought was wrong. Apparently he believes the motherboard is dead. As in non-functioning and it won't ever function again. As in my computer was dead.
Luckily for me, I was smart enough to invest in a service plan back when I bought my computer in February 2006. Yes, that's right folks. The dead computer? It's not even two years old yet. But it's dead. Since I have this service plan, I can have it repaired for free though.
There is a bad side though. I will be without my computer for at least a month! The dead computer is getting shipped off to some place that will fix it, but the estimated finished time is currently Jan. 28. And that's only if I'm lucky and there's a motherboard waiting around this fixing place. If the motherboard has to be ordered, it could take even longer before I get the dead computer back. And I won't know it's ready until the no-longer dead computer makes its way back to Best Buy and is ready to be picked up. No heads up or anything.
This, my friends, does not make me happy. I'm going to have to go a month without my computer? How am I going to waste time at home at night? And what about the stuff that's currently on my computer that I'm going to lose? And the Internet service I have? I'm still going to have to pay for it, yet I obviously won't be able to use it for the next month. And let's not even think about having to reinstall a bunch of crap that will magically disappear when they decide to reload my operating system and blank out my hard drive.