Ready To SCREAM!!!

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Vent Alert! VENT ALERT!!!

I off-loaded some photos this afternoon and after removing them from my camera my computer went into a reboot. All by its lonesome. I finally when it hung there asking for a reboot file (CD or whatever), did a shut off button and then start. In 30 minutes it rebooted itself about 4 times. So I FINALLY called my brother the computer geek in Florida (he is a programmer) and he said why didn't you call me before the kid started on it. Truth to tell, I never thought of it - we had a new computer store in town so I used him.

Long and short of it, my brother tells me I have an operating system problem. I need to reinstall windows 7. I have no idea what CDs I have and do not have. AND with the money I have shelled out in the last month - I could have bought a new computer. The 2 problems hanging over me at the moment are transcribing my Council minutes but #1 is inputting my checkbooks into Quicken so I can get my taxes done. Praying the system will stay up long enough to do it. Pray for me. I am going to need it! The last time it died on me, NOTHING was running!!! It has been up a whole 5 minutes now. Woohoo!!

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Well I think it is another desktop. Will know when it gets here. Pulled taxes out of checkbook manually. Was not as bad as I feared - did not have to write down anything that was just family - usually enter entire checkbooks. Went to City Hall today and did my Minutes. The loaner is giving me the hard disk error messages I got that started this whole mess!! At least I can get in the Internet. That is all that counts right now. I missed you folks!!!

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Hope things go better for you today, I had to do a "restore" on one of mine yesterday.  Maybe you need a backup computer as well as a backup drive?

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Have someone who comes recommended coming to get the  tower tomorrow. I asked my brother about remote entry andhe has not done it. He recommends a restore of the OS. This guy is going to do diagnostics first to see if the old hard disk did indeed as my brother thinks, corrupted the new one with a burp in the OS. Will go from there. may end up with buying a new computer. Crossing fingers. It died right after I hit save on the topic post. 5 min is all I have.

Combing through checkbooks to do taxes with pencil and adding maching. UGH!

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To be honest, I won't let any of my computer clients buy a tower anymore. It's so much easier with a laptop. Even my dad... worst case scenario, he ships me the laptop and I fix it and ship it back. Towers are too bulky. I do recommend that people get a screen to plug into their laptop, though, if they want more "space" and  a larger screen. So, I have my laptop closed on my desk with an external keyboard, mouse and screen. Just have to remember to configure it not to sleep when closed.

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Eric Arthur Blair wrote:

I have my laptop closed on my desk with an external keyboard, mouse and screen.

Same here. I bought a small laptop so it's easy to travel with, and at home I just plug in the regular keyboard, monitor and mouse. It's the way to go. Since USB hubs came along, it's easy to use a laptop with printers, external speakers, external DVD drive, etc. Everything that's built into a tower can be plugged into a USB hub connected to the laptop these days. So nice.

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Printers need a connection? Gone wifi! DVD drive? People still use those?

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Im sorry your having such horrible computer problems. Have you thought about switching over to a Mac? I own 3 of them. One is 4 years old and I have never had a problem with any of them. If yours finally gives up it might be worth a try to look at one.

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Well, hopefully you can clear it all up. Show your son the Chrome Remote Access utility and he should be able to log in and see your screen as well.

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Oh boy. Computer problems are the worst thing because you just can't see what's wrong.

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