Mother of Pearl. XD That sounds horrible.Before long, though, I was able to get to the World Wide Web, my exploration of which quickly ate up my 20 hours per month (at a cost of $39, IIRC),
I have ALWAYS had trouble with the laptops I have owned. Although I don't remember the specs of them, both of them have had their disk drives go out for no apparent reason. The one I had when I was around 16, and it did ok for about 6 months. The last one I got when I was 19, when I started college, and it has done well until about 6 months ago. I went to put the new Norton 360 virus protection on it, and it never would read the disk. I can put the disk in, and hear the humming noise as if the disk is loading, but after that nothing happens. I went to My Computer, and it doesn't register anything in the drive.
I might add, that I don't really like computers overall. Outside of Facebook, and a few forums I am on, I have no knowledge of how they really work.