My computer restarts itself every now and again. It seems to be fairly common with Vista, because I am not the only one who has noticed this annoyance. Anyway, I heard the start-up music from my laptop sometime around 0400 this morning. I was half awake already for whatever reason, so I was not bothered by that fact. I simply shrugged it off and rolled over.
This afternoon, when I got home from work, and after feeding three very demanding fuzzballs, I went to my trusty laptop and opened it and started in a growing since of horror at an unfamiliar wallpaper. Half the icons were missing and there were no documents, pictures, music, or anything. Almost half panicked, I decided to restart the computer again.
Amazingly, and much to my relief, the familiar wallpaper showed up and everything else was in its place. I suppose the computer started up in a safe mode or something. Still, it was a little frightening to think that I might have lost all that stuff.