i've been having a problem with windows lately wherein one of my cpus gets pegged by a process that the built-in process monitor cannot report on. i downloaded the sysinternals process explorer and it told me that the 'hardware interrupts' process was the culprit. a quick google led me to a statement that the video driver might be to blame. well, shit, i know how to do that, i thought, remembering all of my linux problems from recent history. so i grabbed the latest nvidia driver from the support tube and ran it.
turns out that was a mistake. now i can't even boot to safe mode. well, i've reinstalled windows often enough to know how to do it, including all the drivers i had to get via my linux live cd last time.
i really want a mac.