So sometime yesterday afternoon, I think it was around 3:30pm, my computer decided that Windows was no longer going to start up properly. After trying to restart the computer in vain, in safe mode, and again after a system restore. I decided it was time to reinstall the operating system.
So here I sit 1:30am and I have the system running well enough to post this. There is still much to do, so I’m afraid I better get at it, and at least assess how much I lost.