Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My computer has pneumonia.

Our computer has a virus.  The virus is such that the Microsoft Safety Scan freezes up while trying to be my antibiotic.

Y'all, that isn't good.

I've been scanning and trying to remove the offending bit for a while.  I should add here that I am no computer savvy individual.  Sure, I can slam a nice looking something on a word processing program or hit publish on blogger, but anything other than pushing the button and making it run is kind of far out of my realm.

Last night, when on my jog about the computer, wanting to start working on the darned PTA bylaws and standing rules, the computer suddenly decided that it didn't like the internet any longer and wanted to abort.

I panicked.

You see, Hubs had purchased an external hard drive months ago, knowing that we were having a problem with our dinosaur computer made from basement parts that was crafted by the neighbor and his tech friends from the phone company nearly nine years ago.  :breath:  I mean, this computer has served us well, but this same hummy box was holding photos from K-'s life over the last 4 years.  I have the other years on disks in the fire box.  I panicked at losing all the files I just worked on for the PTA. 

Hubs was not feeling well.  He did not appreciate my immediate need to attach the hard drive we've had for months.  My need did not make him happy.  But, being the Hubs that he is, he got up (not without noise), got the hard drive hooked up and I transferred photos for hours.

And hours.


Yes, I'm like a Japanese tourist.

I'm still trouncing through and trying to make certain that I got it all. 

Our box is going to be relieved of all these photos once I double check the external hard drive.  We're thinking that with just that, it will make it run faster, which will probably make the worm eat even more! 

Rrrr.  One day, I'll own a Mac.

Smiles in my day:
-  The other night, I forgot about the clothes on the line until almost 10 PM.  Hubs came out and held the flash light for me so that I could see what I was doing.  I thought it was very thoughtful of him to offer and took him up on it.  :)

Have a great, computer crash-free day!

1 comment:

Rach said...

Eek!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Mac. :o) I also have a buttload of photos on my machine. We back up periodically since I lost the first four months of Hannah's life when our old computer went kaput (NOT a Mac). I learned from that and NEVER want it to happen again. :o(