aaaah. today was the first day in a long while that i cleaned, not out of obligation, but out of want. yes, it was good for me, i felt happier and i enjoyed it. i did make a little progress with the laptop i was working on yesterday. i changed the boot order and the recovery CD did what it was supposed to do and i was able to restore the machine back to factory settings as if it were a new machine. the hard drive is partitioned with the recovery software, but that didn’t work, glad the actual CD did this time. still, i cannot connect to my network.