Turns out that I had to replace the motherboard battery, then when the computer boots have it bypass the floppy drive. That’s right, a FLOPPY DRIVE. Because it apparently quit. Because, you know, I use it all the time. (My computer IS from 2006, you know. It’s an ANTIQUE.) But I figured it out, and I am so proud of myself. I’m not even going to start worrying how long my fix will last. If the floppy drive quit, a drive that I NEVER use, what’s next? How long until that happens? I think I better start backing up my phone photos nightly (because my phone is currently at it’s memory limit with all my snapshots and videos of my daughter), and uploading my reserved WordPress pictures now so that if/when this does happen again, I’m not unable to post to my blog. Priorities people.