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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

An "almost" oh crap my pants moment....

Started my day by getting up early (A pre-prechool day for my son, and I'm soooo not a morning person.) and taking my very hot shower all before the little guy stirred.  Loving those few bits of quiet time I can get...Parents certainly understand that one!  I then go and start my usual routine of turning on my computer to get it ready to log in while I'm making my son's breakfast...Well, I come back into the dining room to sign on and I got "THE BLACK SCREEN."  Oh CRAP this is NOT good.  I have waaaaaaaay too many photos and music on here.  So, I quickly turned my laptop off.  You know, if I can't see it, then it can't be true, right? I waited a couple minutes, turned it back on, then got another disturbing "Black Screen" but this time it was taunting me with a message about how it cannot load up or some sort of mumbo-jumbo like that...BTW, I strongly dislike anything techie related.  Not working in an office environment anymore or having a computer guru at my beck and call, I try to avoid technology as best as I can.  So I hit some button like it asked me to, it did its thing and the incompetent computer reports that it couldn't find the problem, let alone fix it.  So, I do what any other panicked person in denial would do and turned it off yet again, all the while trying to put out as much positive energy and vibes as I could possibly muster up - all without any coffee or tea in me at this moment in time.  Not a pretty picture!  As the old saying goes, "Third time's the charm."  Being the persistent (some would say stubborn) and positive person that I am, I waited a few minutes and turned it back on.  Luckily I was able to get in as if nothing had happened.  Although I have a backup external drive which I happened to have run not too long ago, it's old (at least for technology's sake) and would have no freakin' clue how to use it to fix what went wrong anyway.  Luckily, last week I ordered a newfangled one from QVC (oh, don't EVEN get me started on that addiction - LOL!!!) that will not only backup my computer, but if I do get the dreaded "Black Screen" all I have to do is plug this baby in and it will not only detect the virus, but clean the stinking virus our, and then load everything back in.  Fool proof..Just what I need :-)  Hopefully I won't ever have to use those features, but one can never be too safe in this day and age :-)  Thankfully it was delivered on Saturday, but of course, as usual, I procrastinated and never ran it.  Oopsy!  Bet you all know what I'll be doing in a few minutes once this post is up - LOL.  I've even come up with a name for this new portable hard drive - "My C.C."  So, are you curious?  Do you want to know what it stands for?  Aww, come on, you know you do!!!  Well, you'll just have to leave me a comment on here or on my Facebook page letting me know you read this; and if I get at least 10 comments here or on my Facebook page, I'll spill the beans :-)  Buah ha ha!!!!

Isn't "My C.C." real nice lookin'?!?!!!  Feeding time in a few minutes :-)


Time for me to go now and feed My C.C. with lots and lots of important info, gorgeous photos, awesome music, and whatever the hell else is on my laptop!

Wishing you peace, love, and happiness,

Kristyn

2 comments:

  1. Ok so whats tha cc? I gotta know :-)

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  2. That description reads like every tech's nightmare. You do realize you have someone to call/text when an error like that happens and try to talk you through it? Instead of randomly yanking the power cable and panicking and generally freaking out?

    /sigh

    Based on what the website says it isn't a virus cleaner. It will just restore your system to the way it was prior to the infection - which is still not bad, but you might loose some files you saved after the backup but before the infection. Just an FYI from Evil Tech Support, Inc.

    Anyway, let me know how your CC works for you.

    CC = Crashed Computer?

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