My computer might have kicked the bucket. I have an 10yr old Windows XP that I've taken extremely good care of since buying, because it's my drawing computer (and, I should add, my LIFE, my baby), but it refused to boot up properly Friday. I had just started to find the ol' arty mojo again ahahahah....... too bitter to laugh. There was some new stuff on there I hadn't backed up. Feel like an idiot. If it isn't salvageable I sure as hell can't afford a new one and that isn't a warm thought.
Fingers crossed for my computer.