Okay, so. My laptop has been acting strange recently. See, it’s apparently forgotten that my battery works. Or, it seems to think it’s at 0% full.
I went into the “setup” mode (pressing F2 before it started loading windows), and when I went over to the “batteries” page – get this – it registered it as 100%, but then tried to recharge it.
Whatever the problem is, it seems to have spilled into other drivers as well. I got a BSOD a couple times when I tried to run Half-Life with the battery removed (now it gets a BSOD wheN I try to play Half-Life no matter what).