Sunday, June 14, 2009
I've basically been without a home computer for almost 2 weeks. My computer started doing weird things and giving me all kinds of error messages forcing a restart every 5 minutes or so. Not being 'computer illiterate' I started running my own diagnosis and attempting to fix the problem(s) with windows (operating system problem none the less - just wonderful).
Well I failed and the more time I worked on it unsuccessfully the more agitated I became. So I broke down, admitted defeat and took it to the computer guru. Who by the way also couldn't 'fix' the problem. He ended up and wiped my hard drive CLEAN and re-installed windows XP. I'm not afraid of my computer and will attempt to make it do what ever I want it to do, but getting a computer with absolutely no programs installed is a little overwhelming due to the sheer volume of programs I load up on it.
I've spent the better part of the last couple of days doing nothing I wanted - looking for program disks, re-installing programs, looking for passwords that I had preloaded, trying to find the websites of programs I purchased digital downloads and installing new drivers. I purchased my computer with Vista on it - hated Vista and loaded XP pro over it. Well, my HP was built with all drivers for Vista and some (way tooooo many) don't work with earlier versions of Windows.
It's just been loads of fun, you should try it sometime!