First, it stopped playing cds. (It will install from them, but it won't actually play from them.) Now it won't install anything *not* from a cd.
Hence I currently have no IM. (Because I uninstalled Trillian to try to fix something, and now I can't install it again.)
I so need to reinstall the OS. Pity I have no OS cd.
update: got IM back, by downloading a new zip file instead of an installer. I've discovered much more about the various mysteriously named processes running on here. but I still can't play Diablo II.