An air plain pilot's experience is measured in hours of flight.
The experience with problem's resolution is, in the same way, measured in the number of hours solving problems, also! :-))))
I've got one yesterday (at the afternoon) that when installing Windows NT 2000 in a new computer at the office, when detecting the hardware, at some point in the middle it stopped with more or less this error:
Please contact your hardware vendor...
The problem is that the hardware was brand new (the computer had just came in...)!
Well, it's solved for now and Windows 98 and Windows NT 2000 installed but it only after noon I was able to start "really" installing those and even than I had to do it in more than one attempt to get it right the way I wanted them.....
Well, that's life, isn't it?