Turns out whatever the problem is with my computer isn't as simple as a crashed hard drive... why did I think things would be that simple for me? It's been at a computer repair shop for the last four days and they have no clue yet what is wrong with it.
The only thing I keep thinking is *ching, ching* more and more money running out the window. I'm terrified what the bill is gonna be once they do figure it out. And the waiting is driving me insane. I was impatient the first week... this week is killing me.
Anyways. Not a lot I can do until I get my computer back.