Problem solved. What else ya got?
Mod me down if you want to, but I've yet to have Windows drop me to a command prompt after an video card driver update, OS update (Ubuntu anyone?) or had to recompile sound drivers after every OS update (Ubuntu on that one too). My file manager will display in a column what date pictures were taken so I can categorize them accordingly, can yours do that? It couldn't the last time I checked.
Make headway at work. Continue to let things deteriorate at home.