I hate computers

Oh there was going to be a good update today. I was working along quite well, with lots of help from Bobby, of course. Then it happened. I was getting ready to ‘fine tune’ some photos and ‘poof’ my computer locked. I rebooted, it locked again. I rebooted and decided to check to make sure I had all of the Windows downloads and updates I was supposed to have. When it rebooted, my graphics were totally fried. Then I fought and fought, but I wasn’t able to get back to ‘normal’ graphics. I gave up and went to bed, thoroughly disgusted. Rick worked on it last night, but to no success.

This morning, I booted my computer and everything was still messed up. For those of you who have Windows XP, pay very close attention, this is simply amazing. (Not you Grandma, let me or Jeff do this for you!)

OK, I had tried everything else, so I went to the Start button and to the Accessories folder. Inside there is a System Tools folder. The last item on my list of programs was System Restore. I didn’t think this would do a lot of good, because I don’t think I’ve ever made a ‘Restore Point’. To my surprise, my computer had made several ‘Restore Points’! I knew everything was working well over the weekend, So I chose to go to Saturday and there were two options (one was because I had installed some software). I chose the other option (not the new software install) and let the computer do it’s thing. It told me that I would not lose any documents or anything, I don’t know yet, because I haven’t checked yet, but my graphics are back to normal and my computer isn’t locking up.

I have noticed that some things are different from before the crash, but nothing significant. Some of the programs I had updated are now gone. That is fine, it may have been one of those that caused all of this!

Later today I will check my files. I had the Matney page done and was starting on the Dobbins page. I had also made some minor changes to the entire site. After I review everything, I will upload it, and just post a brief entry to the blog. Right now, I’m just happy to have my computer back!

OK, that’s all for now. Sorry there is no new stuff for you to see on the site. I did want to share this interesting ‘Restore’ option that I had never used before. Hope everyone else’s week is going better than this!

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5 Responses to I hate computers

  1. Tklaiber says:

    Restore only works if you have it set to restore every so often. Make sure that item is checked to do so. Yours luckily was.

    Also at this point if you have a fat32 drive in your computer it is old – very old and eventually should be replaced – mine has lost sectors and fixes itself but I will be down the last weekend of the month for hard drive replacement.

  2. Paula says:

    Thanks for the added info, Teresa! Good luck with your hard drive replacement!!

    Mom & Chelle – We need to make sure you both have this Restore happening, as well as Grandma. I can’t believe Bill Gates actually has done something good!! :)

  3. Diane Carter says:

    I too had to use “Restore” last month after my modem was fried by lightning! A more literate computer person than me told me about it. I was delighted that it worked and not too much was lost.


    P.S. Excellent work, Paula! The site is coming along beautifully!

  4. Mom says:

    Be nice to Bill. If it wasn’t for him, we wouldn’t have the blog or website…or computers!!
    I’ll check mine out!!
    I won’t click on anything until I get an OK from you.

  5. Paula says:

    LOL, I may cuss Bill alot, but he is certainly my hero. Don’t know what I would do without computers!! :)