Well, it has now been well over a week since my HP notebook was sent back for further repairs. Thankfully it's still under warranty. Today I had what could be a minor break through. The repairer will attempt one more fix, if that doesn't work, my notebook will officially be announced dead, or the distant cousin of some old school microwave ovens, and I'll,fingers crossed, receive a replacement.
This has really been an eye opening experience for me. I think I had built up a computer based addiction. I can also say that without a doubt, this has to have had a negative impact upon my whole 'goal' project. I'm guessing I'll be able to confirm this once the month ends.