Thursday, April 9, 2009

ACK!

My computer is dying. I got the blue screen of death 5 times today. I am seriously thankful it is working long enough for me to post this. So if I don't visit any of you guys or I don't post for the next couple of days it is because my lap top D-I-E-D. I am trying to get a computer cord for my desktop computer but tomorrow is Good Friday, which is a bank holiday so the shops will be closed. I am backing up this computer on my external hard drive right now and hoping for the best. *crosses fingers* Then I will try to reformat and hope that my hard drive really isn't screwed like the computer keeps telling me.

Convo with the Captain
Me: I need to go get a computer cord, but the shops are closed because it is Good Friday.
Captain Dumbass:
Damned religious holidays! :)
If Jesus were here now, he'd have a computer and he'd understand. Then again, he'd probably have really good tech support.

I wish I had really good tech support right now.


24 comments:

Single Parent Dad said...

PC World will most likely be open, they only close for Christmas day I think.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Computer problems, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Melissa said...

Good luck girl! Tell Captain Dumbass that Jesus' computer wouldn't ever go down in the first place. ;)

Mama Dawg said...

In addition, I think Jesus would have a kick ass blog.

Captain Dumbass said...

Tell Melissa Jesus would use a Mac. Oh! Ya, I went there.

for a different kind of girl said...

As one with a wonky laptop of her own, I have my fingers crossed for you!

Michele said...

My son just had Best Buy replace his hard drive. Hardly cost a thing. Not sure if they are across the pond or not.

Good luck with the backup.

Jen said...

that totally sucks. at least you are making a back up!

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

Rats! I forgot about the holiday tomorrow.... I guess that means it is an extra big deal that this teacher is coming in to the school special to talk to me, huh?

My trip has been a complete success, btw!! Absolutely love it here and found an awesome place. :) I am now officially psyched about meeting you sometime in the Autumn!!

Chris said...

I hope the reformatting helped and you were able to get everything backed up before anything bad happened.

LMAO @ the convo. He's right though... And so is Mama Dawg.

Sprite's Keeper said...

So, if your computer gets resurrected on Sunday, are we supposed to treat that as a miracle?
WHAT?! Captain went there! Why can't I?

Irish Gumbo said...

Maybe I should give up computers for Lent...

Lola said...

Oh, noooo! I've had a few of those troubles lately, and it's so not fun.

Melanie D said...

My laptop died last week so I can sympathize, however it was the hard drive and I just got the new one today!! Good luck with yours!

Badass Geek said...

Good tech support is hard to find.

Good luck!

notfromaroundhere said...

I see someone beat me to it, my first thought was "Jesus would have a Mac (or Linux) but definitely not windows" :-)

I highly recommend the Linux netbooks as a cheap alternative--I've got two and I love them! That's my backup for when my laptop misbehaves (yes, it is a Mac, but I seem to have filled its hard drive and it's struggling a bit...)

Cameron said...

I thought Jesus WAS the ultimate computer?!!? No?

Jess said...

There are some utilities out there that can help you with these problems. I would try these first: download Malwarebytes, Spybot Search and Destroy and CCleaner. If at all possible, download these all from another computer, put them on a CD or some other kind of media holding device and then install from there. If you need help, let me know. These programs have saved quite a few computers in my day. There are also a few other things we can try after that...lemme know!

XOXO,
Jess-us.

Bee and Rose said...

Kat! I completely feel your pain!!! (my laptop died on Tuesday from a power surge..) I am here sending you tons of good technology vibes!!!

Elle Charlie said...

Oh no! Hope things are working out okay! I think Jesus would have understood for sure - I mean, communications was his thing, right?

Cat said...

OH NO! good luck with the puter, damn holiday.

Cape Cod Gal said...

That is not good. Fed Ex is working of Friday. I would have overnighted one to you.

Lisa Brandos said...

The sad thing is that every store is open here in the States on EASTER! Forget Good Friday! Makes me wonder.... hmmmm....

backup system said...

Bummer! I hate when this happens. Good luck!