My computer died on Monday and I have been so lost without it. I have been using a borrowed laptop at home and it is killing me.
I have just realized how I am a slave to technology because I am so cranky without my computer.
Now I know the components are old as Baz reminds me all the time but I had other financial priorities over the years. I guess I need to really start saving up some money towards getting new components for my computer.
Now I did recently get a $exy flat screen monitor in black to take me into the more modern technology world and I am looking to upgrade to a wireless keyboard and mouse (gasp!).
I need to take a look at my budget and start diverting funds as I get other debts paid off.
I hope to get the computer fixed this weekend so I can get back to normal.
So I packed up the computer and drove an hour and a half to get it fixed….when it decides to start up like nothing happened. Baz is just about to die of laughter when the computer starts up and asks me if I am SURE I got the errors I did. I tell him yes I did get the errors (Please insert BOOT disk and press ENTER) and I have no clue why the computer is working fine now.
He restarts the computer….it works.
He shuts it down by pressing the button….it works.
He puts in a new (old….it used to be his) hard drive as a backup drive for me…..it works.
I get mad….it still works.
I guess the computer wanted to take a trip out of town….or I am losing my mind and imagining error messages (his words, not mine) because nothing was done to the computer and it WORKS FINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ugh I feel your pain. I remember when my computer died last year, I was so lost. Luckily I had been saving to buy a new one but it still took almost 2 weeks before everything got back to normal.
I hope you get your computer fixed quickly!
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I am heading over to get it fixed today. Hopefully this will be an easy fix.
I lost my computer two weeks ago …
It is incredibly frustrating when it happens.
Luckily we had my oldest sons hand me down desktop in a box in the basement.
(He went to Apple and never looked back).
Anyway – I feel your pain!
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yeah, def. sucky 🙁 actually just got my laptop back up and running this week! guess that’s a perk of working for a startup with a whole bunch of techies – they can fix up anything!
hope you got it all fixed up 🙂
It is “fixed” now. Working on an update to that now.
Tell me about it. My laptop crashed on tuesday night whilst twitting. It started with a beep noise and the noise became faster ,my screen went blue with all programming command on the screen. I warm shut it down expecting it to come back on but it didn’t.
Just sent it off to the repairers and have to wait for 3-5 working days. Now I live in my local library. I must be so addicted to the online virus..huh
Did you ever figure out what happened to it?
And did you have a floppy disk in the drive at the time (if it has a floppy drive at all)?
I’ve seen that error a lot when someone has a floppy in the drive when it is selected as the first boot device in the BIOS. That means it is looking for the operating system on the floppy first instead of your hard drive.
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I have no clue what happened. There was no floppy and my CD is the first boot drive. Baz said maybe something got loose (since I put my feet on the computer a lot) and it jiggled back into place on the drive up.