two days later, exhausted and without food or water, the blue screen was still sat impassively, sneering at me, the message was clear!
Failure configuring Windows updates, Undoing changes, Don't turn off your computer
There was only one alternative left, I held down the power button, the blue screen glowed at me and then it was gone! Had I slain the beast or was it still there, I pressed the power button and the Acer jumped back into life, Nooooooooooo, the blue screen with its mocking message reappeared, again and again I tried and still it would come back always much stronger than before.
My last weapon in my limited armoury was the Alt F10, not the tank destoyer 'Warthog' thats an A10, I pressed the power On button and then Alt F10, success, I have gained access to the first level of weapons.
In my effort to succeed I switched from speaking as in LOTR to Star Trek and began a level 1 diagnostic, The Acer screen turned black and hummed menacingly and then displayed the message;
Diagnosing your PC
I turned away and headed for the sonic shower, this was going to take a while!
I stepped from the sonic shower, my thick grey hair was surprisingly wet, must speak to Scotty about that coolant leak! I checked the Diagnostic, the Acer was humming gently, a new message, a strange message ws displayed;
Diagnosing disk errors, This may take over an hour to complete
Great news, I could now slip away to the cew galley and replicate some porridge and a strong Columbian coffee, hot with milk, not Earl Grey weak like Gnats, a favourite of Jean Luc.
As I sipped my coffee I wondered if the comms beacon I dropped a par sec ago would be able to relay my messages to Star Fleet through the solar storm, its been a while since I had any reassuring contact.....maybe, but for now I gazed through the viewport and was surprised to see a great spotted woodpecker hanging from a nut feeder, must tweak the holloemitter, that view is supposed to be a white sandy beach on Floridas Gulf coast.