Sunday, January 22, 2012
Blowing Up Computers
Right so I had this absolutely brilliant article going on Bridget Bishop for you ;), but after blowing up my second computer in less then three days, I will be putting my article out on her at the end of this week. :P :))))
Yep you read that right. I personally managed to blow up two computers in under three days. Awesome huh? :))) Hence why I've been so quiet this week. I blew up the first one on Thursday. My main laptop, with all my important documents on it. Thank goodness I back up all my pictures on an external hard drive. But I lost everything else. Among that was my book on being an Empath. I managed to get back a couple beginning bits of it which I am grateful for.
I woke up Thursday morning and turned on my computer. There was an ad on there for Corel Photo storage. I didn't think much about it just tried to shut the computer down. It wasn't responding. I tried clicking on the task manager.... still nothing. Being half asleep I gave it a few minutes decided to grab a coffee, came back to some message that I couldn't read before my computer went blip and shut down.
That was it. I was able to access the Bios after that, but nothing further. My hard-drive on that computer is apparently cooked. I've never had a computer just die completely like that. I'm well versed in viruses and getting my information off of the computer before I have to do something to bring it back. Never just had one go black. Lesson number 1 of the week. I will be backing up my writing on a zip drive from now on. Always thought I'd be able to get a couple small folders off my computer if push came to shove.
So I took it to a guy who fixes computers round here, got the same verdict Saturday morning that I had thought, hard-drive is no good. So I will be doing that when I can get the part in and the money for the part.
I'll be ok though I thought I still have my old laptop. While it's missing some keys and slow as a turtle I can make a go of it till I can work out a solution for the other one. So I get setup with that on Friday. I didn't want to be on the computer more then I had to the rest of Thursday. Friday I spent about 6 hours working on an article for the Pagan Blog Project on Bridget Bishop. Was doing a lot of extra research to make sure I had my info right for all of you. You will see it the end of this week hopefully provided this computer doesn't blow up again. :) lol Saturday morning I wake up and am ready to finish up the article. .
I'm never on this computer so I run virus scan. Find a virus. Awesome! lol Just what I want to see. Remove the virus go to update Service Pack 2 and this computer hangs on stage three of the update. Long story short I spent 5 hours working on this computer. Had to wipe it completely, restore factory settings. All my research, poof! lol
So I've been stressing all of today on how I am going to get this article out, or an article beginning with the letter B for the Pagan Blog Project. So here it is. Week three Pagan Blog Project, B is for Blowing up Computers. :))))
I will overcome this. I will have a much better letter "B" article for you this week I promise ;) I just figured I would write and let everyone know what's going on over here. I have been taking lots of Baths, and Burning lots of incense, as well as reading Books that are NOT on the computer. :P :)))))
I hope everyone is having a little easier of a time. I will be working a spell to improve my luck. :P Just kidding. I honestly am taking it as a sign. Probably analyzing things more then I should. But I do have a tendency to work myself like crazy in too many directions and I think I'm getting not so gentle nudges to take some time down and relax a bit and just have faith that everything will work itself out somehow. I have also gotten a reminder about being more diligent about storing information. :)
Love and Blessings,
p.s. I would design a graphic for this, but I have no graphics program at the moment! :))))) Hoping to have things back in a couple weeks. I can still write though. :)))))