Yesterday I tried to load the software for the new printer-scanner-copier and for some reason, it got hung up. The instructions said it would take about 20 minutes, so I was surprised when it just limped along at an alarmingly slow rate. I know very little about computers and I was at a loss for what to do, so I just let it alone and went about my business, checking it every now and then. I was amazingly patient with it - stupidly so as it turned out.
I had started the software at about 2pm, by 10:30 pm it still had not finished. I went to bed. At 1:30 I woke up and decided to see what was happening. Nothing. I got so frustrated that I removed the software CD and almost threw it across the room! I checked the programs list, and none of the software had actually downloaded. The suggestion in the troubleshooting section of the booklet said to restart the computer and try again. So, at 2:00 a.m., I started the process all over again, rather skeptical of the outcome. To my surprise, it started and proceeded as it should have the first time, and within 20 minutes, I was printing and scanning like a pro.
There may be none of you as dumb as I was about that process, but perhaps my experience can be a lesson to you if you are as clueless as I. Don't wait 12 hours!