Is what I get for dutifully installing all updates?
Telling me that the install failed twice is nice, but does not hide the fact that I still don’t know why. I feel like I’m playing a guessing game with my 3 year old daughter: ”I’m not telling!”
I know that if I go to IT they’ll want to reimage my machine. At first their predilection for reimaging bugged me as I thought more effort should go into figuring out the root cause. But over the years I’ve come to sympathize with their position. Usually after hours of probing you run into a brick wall, an OS bug or some silent failure and without source code there’s no way around it. And figuring out a root cause only helps if there’s some hope that the problem may be fixed. So why bother?
Anyway, I’ve got a Linux CD which could fix the issue once and for all.