Just my luck that my laptop had to go and get a BlueScreen Death Error this morning when I tried to install Service Pack 3 of XP. Stupid CD couldnt find my SATA drive as Windows CD's are still programmed to look for F:// Floppy Disk Drives so it wont find a SATA or HCDI device installed.
After many hours, after viewing about 20 sites and downloading an all manner of drivers I thought it would work.
Then i got another one. This one was whining about a "Fatal Error Has occured"
A few hours later and I wondered what would happen if I plugged my 1TB External Hard Drive in when Booting the BIOS and it seemed to do the trick and now I'm left with a Laptop that still has all my documents (thank God) but they arent set in the Admin user's C:// for some reason.
I'm currently updating and installing drivers I am missing (cost me 20GBP)
Anyway, in a nutshell, I have about 24 hours to get everything ready for the Steam release and even then I can only hope that my specs are at least playable (they appear it but I cant be sure)
Word to you all:
Make Final Perapations including Driver and Software Checks along with BIOS and System Updates and Partition Scans.
You dont want to go through what I did, and if you have, you will know what it feels like to think that not only have you lost ALL your photos, videos, programs files (without disks) and music and THEN consider paying just to get it fixed but still missing the things you really want back.
Good luck everyone.
Oh and: 19 Hours to go.