This isn't article that I was planning to write today. I had a totally different article in mind. Truthfully article I was going to write was a whole lot funnier than this one. In fact I had already started typing other, much funnier, article on my PC and if all had gone well you would be reading that article instead of this one. But unfortunately for you, as always happens right when I'm in middle of something very important, my PC crashed.
Actually, I don't think term crash correctly defines what happened with my PC. With a crash there is usually some kind of warning. Take a plane crash for instance. Before plane crashes you may see any or all of following:
* thick black smoke pouring out of one or more engines
* large chunks of aircraft whizzing past your window
* pilots and flight attendants desperately strapping on parachutes
* oxygen masks dropping from ceilings, injuring taller passengers
Even stock market has signs that it is about to crash. However I don't know what they are so you'll have to take my word on that one. I once tried to get into whole stock market thing but every broker I called thought that my only having $20 to invest was 'a problem'. That's when I discovered stock market games. You can enjoy all ups and downs of investing without having to deal with hassle of actually making money and getting rich.
My point is that in almost every other form of 'crash' there are warning signs. But there are NO warning signs whatsoever before a PC crashes. You'll just be sitting there surfing Net, or typing up something in Microsoft Word, or trying to figure out how restore all those pictures of Drew Barrymoore that you downloaded that your girlfriend claims she 'accidentally' deleted, and all of a sudden !CRASH! your whole screen goes blank.
Actually your doing good if you get a blank screen. The Blank Screen Crash can usually be fixed by shutting off and restarting your computer. The Blank Screen Crash is nothing compared to Exception Error 294888389KKVGFGJ Crash or Illegal Operation 8099094##$$GJHhhjj Crash. These crashes are ones that remain even after you have restarted your computer. You'll shut down your computer, restart it, sit through Scandisk's (or SlothDisk as I call it) 15 minute ritual, get back to Windows Desktop and !CRASH! there it is again, Exception Error 294888389KKVGFGJ, Exception Error 294888389KKVGFGJ, Exception Error 294888389KKVGFGJ.