I built my computer several years back by doing a lot of research and spending about $2000 at newegg.com.
After swapping out a faulty CPU (which took forever for me to diagnose), I have had a blissfully stress-free computing experience.
Then last week after an automatic update,
Hellokitchenstarted bluescreening every other startup. And I wasn't able to rollback the update cause I wasn't able to bootup.
Fortunately, I had foreseen such troubles and stashed two old IDE hard drives inside. (Go Nate from The Past!)
I threw a quickie XP install on a 5GB (it sounds like the early 90s too! clkclkkkkkclkclk) and now I am presented with that cathartic event in every geeks life: The Clean Install
Ah, The Rites of Spring Reinstallation.