This has been one of those weeks from hell with computer disasters.
I spent the better part of three days tryiing to doaload drivers for my sony vaio from the sony website. At a glacial pace of 1.8kb a second.
But after days and days of sheer perseverance I have managed to get my computer into a workable order while I wait for the new recovery disks to be sent from Singapore.
Moral of the story is always keep your recovery disks somewhere!