Then I found a magical place.
Acutally, I like it for a lot of reasons, not least of which was the definitions of all the things on taskmanager that drove me crazy. And not only what they do, but if I wil destroy my system if I disable.
It is a happy place.
Also, http://www.blackviper.com didn't hurt with the disabling via msc either. That was nice. Explained what it was, what setting it on disable could do, and assured me that that what I did wouldn't disable my computer forever and ever.
See, I'd been using msconfig, which is, well--it kind of should have had a warning saying DON'T YOU FUCKING DARE TOUCH THIS, MORON, because apparently, I could make my computer a mid-range paperweight if I hit the wrong checkbox. Which shows that God loves fools, fangirls, and people who love two tone fudge. I was careful and stayed away from things that had titles like BOOT, but you just can't be too careful.
Also *finally* downloaded WinAmp when I just want to play MP3s, since system resources showed Media Player treating my system resources like a Chinese buffet. I won't even begin to describe the sudden lurch of my system in *not* trying to act like it was in quicksand every time I left Media Player open playing my MP3s. It's so much *faster*.
Attacking Programs Folder
No, not the *real* one. The one on my desktop that I use to hold any freeware/shareware/downloads. I have stuff in there that managed the impossible and crossed over from my HP, Darcy, may the ex-boyfriend who took him without paying never grow his hair out properly. I'm half-scared to delete too much--I still have all of it on a back-up CD from Schindler, the predecessor of current Brian (yes, laugh, hahahahaha), and some of it, for the life of me, I can't figure out what it is. So with all the deletes and deleted adn cleaning over the last month, I'm down to fifteen G out of 37.2 (or so C tells me) so life is good.
Okay. Will work on evil action scene now that is boring me to tears. Everyone is armed and a few are a little trigger happy, one's outright insane, and yet, no bodycount. This is so sad I can't even begin to describe it.
Quick thanks to the three who volunteered to beta for me. Seriously, I am so relieved. svmadelyn kept telling me to find someone before this spun out of my control again, and yes, you were right, don't be smug, sweets.
*hugs to rivkat, lyra_sena and frazzles for being so gracious*