After hanging around this place for a century or two, I will give you a little suggestion that I learned over time. Never let the software run updates automatically. Often there have been updates that totally screw up your software that leaves you hanging for an extended period of time while they try to fix the fix that they did. Your best bet is check in here to see if there are multiple posts from folks saying they "ran an update this morning" and now they are dead in the water. When you see those kinds of posts, make sure you don't hit that "update" button ------------------------ unless you enjoy misery.
and ex marks the spot where those rocks and anvils hit me.