Put CD into computer. Media Player opens all by itself (wow!). Media Player says, "Friggin' - this CD requires analog playback, would you like me to play this CD or just skip the whole show and stay in digital mode?"
So I say, "Play the CD."
Media Player says, "Okay, you're now in Analog mode. Have fun, pal."
Take CD out,
Put different CD in -
Media player says, "Hey there - this CD requires digital playback, but you're in analog mode so you suck and I can't play it. Sorry!"
Push button which says, "More Information"
More information consists of:
"Windows Media Player is having a problem reading your CD, you d*mb*ss."
So, I go to the big Help button and most of the help is about HP products, not about Windows. So, I find the Windows "support" button and click it.
I have two options: search a database, ask a newsgroup. Yay!
The database is useless. No matter what you put in, you have the following results:
"Do something not even related to whatever you put in,"
"Buy an upgrade to whatever you put in,"
"Read those two options in whatever language you choose."
So I click the "newsgroup" option.
I get 5,000,000 options for everything from adult toys to politics (same thing, I realize, but I digress...)
I click on a group which seems vaguely suggestive of what I'm looking for.
Message on screen:
"I'm sorry, loser but you aren't a member of MSN or whatever they call this thing nowadays! Try again!"
Just one question: