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posted by [personal profile] panik at 07:32pm on 20/08/2006 under
My computer started to behave very erratically last week. I ignored it - hoped for the best (the way you do). Anyway, my laissez-faire bit me in the bum over the weekend. The comp was logging me off whenever I got online, then randomly flashed up loads of windows, at the speed of light. Mark and I went through everything; made all the usual checks, took it back to old pre-problem settings - didn't work - then tried it in safe mode, when it promptly went into meltdown with the cursor refusing to obey commands; making the comp. totally unusable.

So today I had to back everything up (ha! she laughed hollowly), strip it down and re-install windows. Which seems to have done the trick and cured the thing, but I've lost so much that I forgot to back-up; all my bookmarks, my email archive... other stuff... ::sniff::

So, I'm functioning and online again, but it's going to take me weeks to restore everything I've lost. ::is very sad:: )o:


OTOH, one of the contestants on Britain's Top Dog tonight is called Pinga...  In Cuba, that means Penis... Penis the dog... ::snort, snicker, heh heh heh heh::
location: Home
Mood:: 'giggly' giggly
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posted by [identity profile] arnie1967.livejournal.com at 10:12pm on 21/08/2006
Oh no, Gilly! I hate reinstalling stuff, and it sucks even more when you lose stuff in the meantime. :o(

Hope you manage to get it all back somehow. ::hugs::
 
posted by [identity profile] gillyp.livejournal.com at 10:30pm on 21/08/2006
Your hugs are much appreciated.

I howled out loud when I realised I'd forgotten to back my bookmarks up. I had literally hundreds; years of accumulated stuff, including all kinds of obscure academic papers and research articles and things I'll probably never find again. I use my bookmarks all the time. I really miss them...

That'll learn me to do it right next time. (o:

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