OK, I'm annoyed as heck, as I have a pile to do today, and my laptop is busted. At least Dell has nice hold music. Got it on speaker phone, cranking the ol' big-band tunes until I can talk to a tech.
Meanwhile, I'm working on my slower Compaq, so don't expect much out of me until I get my Dell up and working, as I don't have w.bloggar installed, and I'm not about to sit at this web interface to type in all my entries.
Update: Got the thing fixed...the thing was having issues with my network card, or so I think. It, for some reason, works now, even though the network card is still in the system. Weird. This has been a VERY non-productive day.
Update 2 (3 hours from original post): Not fixed, back to not booting. Screw it...I'm going to eat lunch.