Seems that I managed to transfer whatever ails my old laptop to my new one too.
Spent all day trying to fix it.
Am a little stressed.
I basically did nothing but work on the computer issue all day. In between teaching students. No writing, no music, no exercise, no nothing.
I wish that these things wouldn't make me panic like that but I can't just put them aside and do something else.
I haven't yet run out of things to try, so there is still hope. Hardware seems to be okay, so I should be able to somehow fix this.
Wish me luck.