Fair enough. But if I’m going to do that kind of work, I may as well just pop it on the stove.
I once mixed up a cake from an Instant Pot cookbook. Then I realized I had no parchment paper and after considering many options, I just stuck it in the oven. This is when I decided that just because you can cook something in an Instant Pot doesn’t mean it’s a better option.
I think to ascertain the seriousness of the situation, the pertinent question is what sort of thing your hubs’ foot is usually the size of.
Yay for no snow, and will totally do so next time I forget there’s a cross thread *which granted may be next week...*
Same ol’ same ol’. Too bad I can’t look at your laptop myself, I might be able to figure it out (or scare it into submission, I do that sometimes)
It really sounds like your hard drive is beginning to fail. My guess is that the drive is hitting a ton of read errors when Windows is trying to restore from the “hibernate” image during the hybrid boot. The machine might behave during steady state use if it’s not trying to access damaged areas of the disk. If you’ve…
Does it have any docking ports? For things like CDs that you can swap out if you need to, though I think most laptops have done away with these... If so, try removing stuff from those and giving it a boot.
Windows 7 is my favorite OS.
At what points does your system hang? Is it shutdown (you mention reboot)? The actual startup? You could enable boot logging or the like and see if something is hanging. It sounds like some service isn’t responding and holding up the boot/shutdown.
It feels like Microsoft owns my computer. They force updates upon me and reboot my computer whenever the hell they want to.
Something’s wrong. I have an Acer with Core i5 and 8G and it boots up in under 30 secs from a restart. You can check your memory by right clicking on the computer icon on your desktop and looking at properties or run DxDiag from the search dialog at the bottom left of the desktop window. If the module is bad I would…
5 minutes? Luxury. It takes my computer at work a minimum of 12 minutes to get from off to reading my first email of the day. It can easily be over 20 minutes if IT decided to roll out updates overnight. I’ve had it take almost 30 minutes if the daily AV scan kicks in immediately on boot-up for the trifecta of drive…
Bite the bullet and do the reinstall. I had similar issues with an old laptop and resisted doing the reinstall for a while. When I eventually did the reinstall it wasn’t that hard and it fixed the machine.
This is random, but: Do you happen to have a scanner installed and connected to your machine? Do you leave that on even when the machine is off?
I think my garlic press may be the most unused implement in my kitchen bits arsenal. I bought it years ago with a gift certificate, used it maybe 3 times shortly after. It probably takes me less time to mince garlic with a knife than to load that thing with individual cloves.
I mentioned you in Guide to Make Earth Great Again. It’s been almost a week and you haven’t read it! *sob hysterically, rip photo of Tigrisan*
The classic Beetle has no successor. The New Beetle is essentially a three-door Golf with a different skin, so there! :P
Only six months in, huh? May still be able to get an annulment...
I feel like this advice is pretty good for the problem of “my husband plays video games too much” and pretty awful for the writer’s actual problem, which is, “my husband doesn’t want to have sex with me.”
This would work if women’s pockets weren’t uselessly tiny.