I’ve been pulling my hair out over the last couple of days trying to reinstall all my software back on to my computer. My hard drive decided that death was more bearable than enduring the everyday abuse of its master. It had been acting up over the last few weeks, freezing on me, shutting off when I was in the middle of proposals, giving me a blue screen with a bunch of numbers and letters telling me that there was an error with some doodad-hickamajig. I ignored it until my computer posted an error message that was almost human like. It said “Hard drive is malfunction, loss of data is imminent”. That message had me looking over my shoulder; I felt like the thing was threatening me. I took the darn thing to Best Buy’s “Geek Squad” and they fixed it……………yeah riiiiiiiight. $360 and a few days in the shop later I have my computer back on my desk and it crashes not once, not twice, but five times within one hour. I called the “Geeks” back up and explained the problem to them. They told me that they ran a full diagnostic and my computer was clean at the time of their tests and that I must have done something to it. YEAH I DID SOMETHING TO IT, I TURNED IT ON! They proceeded by telling me to bring it back in for another diagnostic and it might be my mother board or cooling assembly. Which ever one it is, it will cost me no less than an additional $200. So now I am contemplating on getting a new laptop.
I can’t believe it, as I was getting ready to post, the damn thing shut down on me. Luckily I use MS word to write my posts and it automatically saves my work……sometimes.
Hey look, more hair!