I think it's dying.

My computer, that is.

Last night I wanted to back up some photos to a DVD. After much cursing and praying, I ended up having to reboot the system. What happened next does not bode well for my computer's continual well-being.

Black screen. White blinking cursor in the upper left hand corner.

This lasted for several minutes. In fact, I was beginning to think it had truly died when the Windows logo reappeared and the start-up processes started to run. Whew! Although most of my data is saved on an external harddrive, there are a few things that automatically save to the desktop, like the Itunes music I buy.

I should probably transfer those files over to the external harddrive first instead of backing up the photos...

Wish me luck!