Do excuse the lack of photos on this post. My laptop isn't photogenic. Plus I hate it at the moment.
Funny how you can rely so much on a damn machine holding all your memories and work you spent years on. Last time this issue happened, I barely had time to back up everything and my old laptop just blew out like a candle. I've been prorated this time. But it's still worrying.
It's been rebooted now and hopefully restored back to how it was when I first got it. Now comes the (not so) fun part of reinstalling EVERYTHING!! Hopefully my next post won't be from my handy little iPad and will include photos.