Monday, April 2, 2007

A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

           

Thanks, LJ, for this cute, cute tag.  If you don't see me around for a while, it's my computer and problems stacking up higher and higher.

Ms. Chris, the IT tech, decided to "fix" my computer today.  Now, I have been told not to touch anything as I cause more problems.  I've also been told when God handed out patience I was standing behind the door.

Restored my PC back to last week and had my documents but my security system was back to its old state of not updating.  No problem..got rid of it and reinstalled.  ROLF....it wouldn't take. Something about a damaged disc except I downloaded it off of AOL. So I restored the computer back to today.  Yikes, my AOL 9.0 was gone totally.  After too many phone calls, I had to go to Walmart for a disc.  All they had was open ride.  Talk about total confusion.  Finally, I got the "real" techs at AOL since I still pay the darned 10.95 a month.  I had to install 9.0VR.  Now, I can't open my security center.  It's updating and running but I have no idea how I would clean or delete a virus.

My PC is still under warranty but there are only so many things Gateway is capable of fixing.  Anything to do with XP is a microsoft thing and they charge for tech support.  Gateway thinks I should do a recovery which would totally take my PC back to the state I got it in when I bought it.  I'm not ready to do that until I check and see just what is in my back up drive.

I have a total headache.  I didn't feel that great today anyway and now I'm just so darned frustrated.  I have to find a reputable computer geek.  I'm not sure Becky can fix this mess.

I'm so far behind on journals, have tags to make and I'm not sure when I'll get them done, and have to call AOL one more time about figuring out the problem with my security center; not to even think that Megan's loan for Asia is totally screwed up.  I hope it comes through before she has to leave.  So, I'm off to bed before I blow a gasket.

HUGS to all....Chris

22 comments:

firestormkids04 said...

Prayin' for you, gal.  I do hope it will all work out.  Blessings, Penny http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere
http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/TimeforaLittlePoetry

pippa1116 said...

yes, i would have a headache too.  all i have to deal with tonight is a wild bird in my house with a bit if fishing line around its foot.
take care
tina

rdautumnsage said...

I'm getting a headache just trying to wrap my mind around everything your talking about computer wise LOL! I'm so sorry you have to deal with this mess. (I'm still laughing over the comment "When God was handing out patience, I was behind the door". In that case I do believe I was hanging out there with you. Hope they get Megan's loan straightened out. (Hugs) Indigo

tendernoggle said...

I think today must have been a bad moon phase or something! lol Seems like everyone was having a rough day!
Hope tomorrow is better!
love ya,
carlene

my78novata said...

I bough ton eof those external back up drives for like 89 bucks and i put my stuff i want shoudl I have to restore on it. I love that peace of mind and security eveyr now and then I will back up and in fact I need to now but will wait till passover is over. try geek squad at best buys I dont know but pc problems are the worst head aches

penniepooh said...

That is a very cute Easter tag!
lol, Chris .... you need a break from the computer. It`s so darn frustrating. Better stop while you`re ahead.
Hope you`re feeling better soon. I hope Megan`s loan goes through okay. Geeesh, is nothing ever easy????
Love ya xo
Penny

jckfrstross said...

Computer problems are the worst. hope you get it fixed soon:)
enjoy your week and i hope you feel better soon


Deb

astoriasand said...

Oh Dear Chris I do wish I could help.I have the pacience of job I am told but not the brains of a computer tech sad to say.When it comes to fixing things I just have to do lots and lots of reading until I finally get there.By that time I do not want to see another computer,this side of christmas I always blurt out,to myself Haaaaa. So I take a few days rest LOL.I do believe they are the worst things out  for bringing stress to peak levels.I hope you soon get things fixed.Cute graphic you have there it's lovely.I hope Megan gets her loan soon. Take care God Bless.
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

jeadie05 said...

Iam so sorry Chris I know just how you feel ,I have to restrain myself and resist the urge to 'try 'something ,and wait until Glen can come to my rescue,just not up to the tech side of computers ,hope you get sorted soon ...love Jan xx

bobbysgirl8584 said...

you would think they could make things just a little bit easier for us!! Good Luck with getting things up and running again. I feel  your pain; I am clueless to some of this computer stuff.
Try to have a good week!
Maria

springangel235 said...

I hope all is resolved soon with the computer...and you also feel better soon...many hugs and love,
Joyce

queeniemart said...

i  came home from work and my PC wouldnt recognize my keyboard nor my damn mouse. I cussed everyone out, went off and spent an hour messing with it until it said ok. POS.

UGH.

I hate PC's. I pray you get yours fixed once and for all. I pray again the loan gets fixed too. You do not need all these headaches!!!!
LOVE YOU SO,
lisa

chat2missie said...

So many people are having computer problems right now!  Seems to be the same problems.  Hope it not virus related.  Hope you were able to relax last night.
Missie

chevyz71gurl74 said...

I'm sorry your having computer problems, that always makes me so frustrated!  Hope it gets fixed soon...
Hugs,
Terri

pharmolo said...

Your computer problems seem to be skyrocketing, Chris. Sounds pretty awful, actually.

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm so sorry about your PC problems Chris and Megan's loan. I hope both come through alright in the end. Have you backed up all your files onto disc incase you lose them? Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

lanurseprn said...

What a nightmare about your computer!  I hope you get it fixed soon.  Hope the loan gets sorted out soon.
Pam

midwestvintage said...

 I hate it when my computer messes up.  I have come to depend on it so much.  Hope you find your geek soon.


                       Julie

princesssaurora said...

{{{ Hugs and prayers }}}}  I get nuts with the computer too, Chris.  

It will be okay...

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

siennastarr said...

{{{Chris}}}   I'm behind by one more entry, here in your journal, so I have no idea how things stand at this point.  I sat my computer up here in my new home, and the guy had to come out 3 times before the damn thing would work.  Something about the power cord.. but, it took Time Warner 3 trips out to figure that out! :/   I was so frustrated!  Had over 350 pieces of mail to go through.  So many alerts! lol  I felt overwhelmed.  Not able to catch up, so, I'm starting from scractch and working forward!

I do hope that Megans loan goes through.  I'm sure that is just one more thing to add to your stress load!

I miss you girlfriend..   I've been on a couple of times in between the computer going down, and I would see you up in the corner of my buddylist, and I would want to say Hi.. but then I would get knocked off line.  Seems to be working fine now, though!  Thank God!

Love you
Jackie
http://journals.aol.com/siennastarr/Hopefloats/

lisa41076 said...

Chris, hope your computer is working better now, Hugs Lisa

gehi6 said...

Big Dave is proving to be a good friend in need as he has been a computer geek for some time and he has a blessed talent for being able to read all the computer garbedly gook and make sense out of it.  He keeps telling me I have no patience and that is required to fix problems!  But broadband is so fantastic.  I just love it! It was getting so I would have to make 7 or 8 trips through just to post one photo with dialup.  It was a strain, and now zip zip zip it is hard to believe.  Hometown is a joy with broadband.   Gerry