Thursday, July 15, 2010

Major Coniption Fit Going On Here

I cannot believe the bad luck that I am having with my computers lately.  You might remember that my desktop died a slow and painful death a few months ago and I purchased a laptop.  Wednesday, my laptop threw up the blue screen of death and then would not boot  back up.  My operating system is fried, meaning that I lost everything.....I'm trying not to cry and throw a major roll in the floor fit because on the bright side, I keep my files backed up on my portable hard drive and I only lost a couple months data.  But really, I've lost two months of my photos that I will never be able to recover or replace, including my July 4th party.  I know, stupid me.  I should back up at least weekly and probably daily but I didn't and now I am so miserable that I could just throw that major coniption fit that is boiling under the surface.  I'm trying to be thankful that it was not worse and I only lost a small group of photos but right now, I'm totally into a big pity party.  Please someone bring the chips and join me. 

OK, deep breaths.   I know that once I stop crying that I will survive this.  These are just material things...but they are my memories...stop it, stop it.  Stay positive, be thankful.  I think I'll chant this for awhile. 

I just got off the phone with the tech rep and ordered a recovery disk with 2 day shipping.  The rep assured me that this will fix my problem, although he has no idea why my system would have failed on a laptop that is less than a year old.  I won't be able to post or read anyone for a few days (hopefully, only a few days) and I am so sad that I was not able to participate in Marty's Cloche party.  I borrowed my daughters laptop to troubleshoot my problem and try to resolve it quickly...didn't work and Mr. Tech could not offer me anything that I could do to get the recovery disk tomorrow and unbelievably there was no option to download it tonight.  Thanks to my sweet Tiffany for helping out her Mom and I'll be returning her laptop tomorrow.  I will be MIA for a few days as I anxiously await the Fed Ex Dude with my disk and hope it fixes the problem.  Wish me luck.  


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12 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Sometimes I think if we just walked away from all this tecnology we'd breath and sleep a lot better! :D

Anita said...

Oh bless you heart, and I mean that! My mom has been having similar trouble and is constantly on the phone with someone in India. I hope you get things going again:-)

jamiely78 said...

I'm so sorry! I know the feeling. My lap top did the same thing about a year ago. Hang in there. The important thing is, even though the pictures may be lost, you still created wonderful memories w/friends and family.

D said...

Sorry to hear about your computer problem. I almost killed my new computer the other day simply by putting the wrong end of the camera plug in it. Luckily it powered back up after a while.
D

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a bummer....Looking for my external hard drive right now..so I can back up tonight....
Have a great weekend.
Teresa

I would be throwing a major fit or at least having a meltdown

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That stinks, Anita! I hope you can get it resolved and not lose anything. I have the portable back-up for my laptop as well and when mine crashed a few years ago, I learned my lesson {I had no back-up then}! I try to back-up once a week, but it's a definite monthly thing.

Sharon said...

So sorry to hear about the bad luck you are having with your laptop.
I know what it is to lose your photos as it happened to me so now I back up on a regular schedule.
have a great weekend.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Oh Anita, I definitely feel your pain. I have had that happen to me not once, but twice (didn't learn the first time) and now I perform weekly backups.

Despite your computer problems, I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

~ Tracy

Theresa said...

Darn computer making my friend cry... it will be OK:) after you recover your files. I hate it that stuff like that happens! Hopfully it is all better now.

Big hugs!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Ouch...so sorry. You know when my last computer died, the tech was able to pull out most of my files and pictures and put them on a disk...even though I couldn't get the computer to work at all. I had to buy a new computer...but somehow my pics were saved for me.

Shana said...

I HATE that as it has happened to me as well.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh i am so sorry this happened to you. Isn't that our biggest fear with computers? Hopefully you will be back soon..very soon!
Donna