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Titia Geertman
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0 posted 03-25-2005 05:20 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman



Yesterday morning: during the proces of making backups from all my data, photos etc., my screen broke down.
Yesterday evening: installed a new screen wich I borrowed from a friend for a couple of days and something went wrong and all of a sudden my Windows register got senile and wouldn't let me open any program, except email, internet en the icon 'my computer'(through wich I can reach my word and exceldata).
Today: brought it to the repair store and they told me they can't fix it anymore, because my register screwed up so badly, that even the Windows repair tool won't work.

AND NOBODY CAN TELL ME WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED, I don't have a virus or something at all, they've checked.

And here I am, with a fully loaded pc (thank God I made a backup of the sheep pedigree program) and can't do anything actually.

As I have a shared network map with my Hubby's pc, I started tonight to copy and paste my entire C-disk to his computer, because on mine Windows XP has to be installed all over again and I have to install all the programs I used again.

Not likely this installing XP can be done very quickly, because my son in law (who is the ICT man about the house) is comming back from Maleisia this Eastern weekend and I'm sure he won't be pleased with me when I put him in front of my computer the minute he walks in.

I'm a lucky Dutchie though due to the fact that I didn't loose all my data and poems and photos. But it gave me a hell of a fright, I can tell you that!

So I'm angry, because it will take a lot of time to restore everything and a lot of work to safe the things I need to safe.

Yes, I'm very p...ssed tonight.Who's shoulder I might lean and cry on tonight!

Titia

Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

Brad
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1 posted 03-26-2005 07:33 PM       View Profile for Brad   Email Brad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad

I'm reading this like a drama. When is chapter 2?



NewEnglandlazurlu
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2 posted 03-26-2005 09:35 PM       View Profile for NewEnglandlazurlu   Email NewEnglandlazurlu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for NewEnglandlazurlu

My friend, you can lean on my shoulder anytime and how I wish I could send my son, the IT guy, to fix your computer.

I know this is little consolation, but it could have been worse; you could have lost everything.

Hang in there ... darn computers!!!!  huggles, Marti

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3 posted 03-26-2005 10:13 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Ah, Dutchie, that is certainly a bummer. I'm glad you saved the data, though. It's the world we live it...we come to depend on technology and, when it screws up, we're in a jam. Hang in there, sweetheart. I've got two shoulders - no waiting
Titia Geertman
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4 posted 03-27-2005 06:46 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

All I can say is that I'm a happy Dutchie at the moment.
Thanks friends for all shoulders offered to me, good to know they were there when I needed one.

Brad: chapter 2:

Saturday morning 10.00 am, my daughter rang that they were home again safe and sound. I told her my disaster and she promised to come over that very afternoon. They did and stayed overnight.

Sunday (Easter)morning: my son in law (bless this boy) sat down and reinstalled my computer, putting everything in order, took him a whole day of his precious two holidays that were left before he has to go to work again! Isn't he something!!! Only thing I have to do is to reinstall the programs I was using.

Yes, I'm a very lucky Dutchie to have a son in law like Jerry. Bless you Jerry for loving our daughter and spending your free day on my computer. We used to tease our daughter in the early days that we would only allow her a boyfriend if he was of any use to us too , well, this one we'll keep, that's for sure LOL.

So now I have a computer that's running smooth and fast and I still have all my data (wich is backed up safely now)

Titia

Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

Alicat
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5 posted 03-27-2005 07:18 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

I'm so glad you're up and running again, Titia.  I spent almost all of yesterday, from 6:30am until 8:30pm working on a comp belonging to a lady from my SO's work.  XP Home, heavily infested with nasty critters thanks to her son who's into warez.  I did the best I could with the tools I have, but at some point she will have to reinstall XP Home, since two core system files were corrupted beyond redemption.  If I had her Dell installation CD's (yet another reason I prefer custom builds), I'd be doing that today, wiping the harddrive and performing a clean install, then service packs, drivers, and applications.  Odds are, I'll be doing just that sometime this coming week.
Titia Geertman
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6 posted 03-30-2005 09:09 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

Well, I cheered too soon, because my computer crashed again, cause unknown and we had to reinstall all over again and now I'm still busy installing all those programs and I lost my internet favorites so I have to find all those sites again

Yes, I cheered way too soon. No, my son in law made no mistake, but somehow my computer don't love me anymore.

Titia

Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

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7 posted 03-30-2005 09:40 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Ali, you should come to my place and fix my laptop..its SOOO infested with spyware, and running anti-spyware makes it worse somehow!

:P

Love's a lovely lad
His bringing up is beauty
Who loves him not is mad
For I must pay him duty
-Anonymous

Alicat
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8 posted 03-31-2005 12:09 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Sorry to hear of your problems yet again, Titia. Hope you can find the culprit.

And I did get the rest of the Dell system, everything that was shipped to them.  First install went squirrely when I connected the cable modem prior to finalizing firewall/virus settings, and some bastid tried sneaking in.  Windows Explorer has absolutely no business trying to access the internet.  So.  Yesterday, I cleared the partition, reinstalled, and things went fairly smoothly.  All updated, patched, and scanned, and returned to owner this afternoon.  Since she uses dialup, and I wasn't entirely certain what she wanted to do regarding an ISP (she was using Yahoo), I didn't install/setup any dialup accounts.  Her husband can do that, I reckon.

And Buggy, see if you can get AVG installed and updated, change the test settings for complete scan to include all files, and run it to find, quarantine, and attempt cleansing of infested files.  If worse comes to worse, if you have another harddrive, try backing up things you want to keep (if they ain't infested), and reformat/reinstall.  I just did mine today, as I wanted to be certain that old drivers were wiped clean, since regular uninstalls tend to leave crap behind which likes to cause conflicts.
Michelle_loves_Mike
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9 posted 03-31-2005 08:11 PM       View Profile for Michelle_loves_Mike   Email Michelle_loves_Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michelle_loves_Mike

.....gremlins?
Titia Geertman
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10 posted 04-01-2005 06:30 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

Na, no gremlins.

After going down a third time last night, we decided to install the thing ourselves and guess what????

Brad, here's chapter 3

During the installation I saw that my newly installed C-disk was only 20 GB big and that wasn't the size I'd ordered, bought and paid for.
I asked my hubby where he found this harddisk and he said " in the little chest in the living room and then it came to me, because the new disc I had bought was 160GB and was laying on a shelf in my study.

They had installed an old broken disk!!!!!!!

No wonder my computer kept going down and down and down.

So...today we put in the right harddisc and installed the whole bloody thing again and this weekend I have to install all my programs again. I'm becoming quite an expert on that I may say.

Can you imagine???? Stressed all week and a lot of work, and anger and a bill from the store of about $100,00 (to fix a disc that was already broken beyond repair).
Be sure my hubby's getting that one back on him for a long, long time

Titia

Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

Michelle_loves_Mike
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11 posted 04-02-2005 08:51 AM       View Profile for Michelle_loves_Mike   Email Michelle_loves_Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michelle_loves_Mike

The good thing is,,ya figured it out,,,,
 
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