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January 26th, 2005 (01:35 am)
relieved

current mood: relieved
current song: Computer fan whirring

This entry is so getting the head-desk icon.


Twenty four hours with a broken computer, that wouldn't even load Windows. I'm seriously starting to think I am addicted to the internet. It all started to go wrong last night when my internet connection kept going wonky, declaring my network cable unplugged, then saying it was all right and fully connected. Then all LJ-comments started going to Spam in my email settings, and I kept kicked off Yahoo Messenger. The final straw was when I re-booted, and it started detecting new hardware. Switched it off, gave it several hours rest and booted it up this morning. Windows XP logo comes up, screen goes blank.... and stays like that. Non-stop.

After work, and after carrying it over to my mate's house, he took a look. Luckily he's a lecturer in computers, so I'm fairly confident he knows what he's doing. *grins* Anyhow, looks like it was corrupted CMOS data somehow, so I take it home via taxi (these things are heavy!) and now it's working again.

*huggles computer* Never do that to me again, you hear?


And I managed to pick up Absolute Authority Vol 1 - the Warren Ellis/Bryan Hitch 12 issues over-sized hardback today. *squee* Totally bloody gorgeous. *loffs it*

I miss anything?

Comments

Posted by: Tara (elementalv)
Posted at: January 25th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)

I miss anything?

Yes — the part where you were told that Windows is evil.

Posted by: Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures)
Posted at: January 26th, 2005 12:08 am (UTC)

Cmos data ain't windows, it's a hardware problem.

Posted by: Tara (elementalv)
Posted at: January 26th, 2005 02:20 am (UTC)

Damn. I hate it when I misdirect Windows snark.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: January 26th, 2005 03:26 am (UTC)
Fred Bend over [Lil Amy]

*snerks*

*sticks tongue out*

Posted by: SaraJo (_ashestobeauty_)
Posted at: January 25th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
Riley - Wish you were this cute

eww... Bad computer! Bad!

Glad you got it fixed. I was without electricity for a week and therefore without my computer. I feel your pain.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: January 25th, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
Shakespear WTF?

A week?!?!!?!

How are you still sane?

Posted by: SaraJo (_ashestobeauty_)
Posted at: January 25th, 2005 06:41 pm (UTC)

Was I sane to begin with? *grins*

I did have some computer time as my grandmother in town had power through the entire ordeal. I just didn't have as much time on the computer.

*pets the internet*

It is my friend.

Posted by: Laney (laney_1974)
Posted at: January 25th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)

Right there with ya, buddy. I so feel your pain. I've had WAY too many computer problems in the last year, and the thought of not getting online makes me break out in hives.


Posted by: Ilex (The Writer Formerly Known as Ginnysdarkside) (sweetjane_69)
Posted at: January 25th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)

Poor Booster. I feel your pain. Had something similar happen to me last fall. As for your comment... you're JUST NOW starting to think you're addicted to the internet?

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: January 25th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
daniel/sam porn break

Seriously starting to think I'm addicted to the internet.

Where else would I get my smut fix from?

Posted by: Ilex (The Writer Formerly Known as Ginnysdarkside) (sweetjane_69)
Posted at: January 25th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)

Gee... I don't know... guess you'd be back to watching the scrambled porno on the cable channel.

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