Monday, February 24, 2014

Sad, So Sad


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Source: Vorfay

It was inevitable.  I knew, the computer knew it.  When the dreaded “error” sign popped up repeatedly, when the blog site turned white and frozen, it was clear that something had happened.

Fry’s struggled for five days with each minute part of this computer.  Ryan, bless his heart, finally cleaned out the “serious virus contamination”, the computer came home.  I was sad—no, beyond sad.  Devastated. 

So many files lost in the process, many of them future posts.  The files were brilliant.

The computer is back on my desk, its cursor blinking in remorse.  I forgive it, of course.


Thus, I have to start all over in some drives, etc.  Fortunately my blog sites are still intact.  But the other stuff?  My use of colorful metaphors has increased.

35 comments:

  1. Technical difficulties.....stay tuned lol.

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  2. Oh gosh I am so sorry that this happened. If I may suggest something for the future: always email posts and such to yourself as well, that way if your computer crashes they are all still saved there. It's saved me before!

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    1. What a great idea! This one I can handle.

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  3. LOL what would those colorful metaphors be? I back things up a ton, mine has crashed a time or three and not fun at all

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    1. Colorful metaphors are rather new to me--being a teacher, I was spare in my swearing.

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  4. Bummer. I lost a whole computer's worth of stuff once. Backup, backup, backup...

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  5. I now backup because of the constant problems that so many of us have been having with the Internet. The hackers seem to be one step ahead of our fire walls and so much of our brilliant and important work has been compromised. I have read of some people getting ransom phone calls whereas they are told to send money to these individuals and they will get back their information back. Of course, some fall for this and send the money and they never get their files back. As they used to say in Hill Street Blues twenty years ago, "Be Careful Out There."

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    1. So many phone calls! I start yelling at them, and they hang up on me.

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  6. I'm sorry!! Splurge on an external hard drive. It's worth the investment.

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    1. That is a good idea...I will work that one out.

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    2. They're not at all expensive, I have a 320GB and it was only $99.

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  7. I'm grieing your loss, too. One time i lost a ton of pictures ina computer crash

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    1. Fortunately, Ryan saved the photos and such. It was re-installing upgraded Windows, re-installing my printer, etc.

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  8. Hi Susan,

    Alas, I know of your frustration. What you describe has been happening for weeks now. When I try to get an answer, surprise, no answer to be found. The advice above is most notable.

    Gary

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    1. Hackers have improved their skills at a racing pace, while I am still learning about the little short cuts.

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  9. Sad sigh of recognition.
    The eye you illustrated this tragedy with is that of the malevolent virus contamination isn't it? I have seen that look.

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    1. It was the look of evil that I wanted. I, too, have seen that look (esp. in our late cat).

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  10. I'm so sorry. One of the road department computers is experiencing "the blue screen of death" and our techie seems to overlook one last virus. It's no fun. I have an external hard drive for back up, too. No idea how it works, it just does.

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    1. Love that: Blue Screen of Death. That in itself would make a great post.

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  11. I think I have a recovery stick that was sent to me a long time ago in exchange for posting about the company's website. It's not doing me a bit of good here, and if you think it can help you, I'm more than happy to mail it along. If you're interested, shoot me an e-mail and I'll get it out to you this week. :)

    Either way, I'm sorry for your lost files. :(
    I lost some years ago and back everything up (usually) to an external hard drive. Now that drive is full, lol, and your post has reminded me I need to get to shopping for another!

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    1. My husband bought some new memory sticks over Christmas, and I have been downloading & saving on those. Glad he bought them, altho at the time I scoffed.

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  12. Oh, Susan, what a bummer. Sorry to read this. I've gone through it, I think most, if not all, have. Sad to see this destructive cycle continue. This is the reason we got Macs as my office -- great anti-virus built-in software. But not at home.

    I hope you'll be able to reconstruct most of your files. Heck, all would be nice. Let us know how it goes.
    My best,
    Silvia.

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    1. So good to see your name! The naughty computer was keeping me from WordPress, among other things.

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  13. So much on such a little machine. Backup whenever you can

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    1. In the 1970s, before Apple, a computer took up an entire room.

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  14. I'm sorry that you've had to go through this. It sounds like you're taking all of the proper precautions to prevent this from happening in the future.

    Julie

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  15. I'm so sorry this happened to you. I hope you will be able to reconstruct the important files.

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    1. I am learning at a quicker pace on computer intricacies!

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  16. I feel your pain. Last year my computer crashed fully. I started to back up my files daily.

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    1. It seems that all have had this experience. Sad, so sad.

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  17. Oh I'm so sorry to hear this. Time to buy an external hard drive to make regular backups?
    That way you still have all your files and future posts should anything like this happen again.
    I backed up to my external drive just a couple of weeks ago. And ran two anti-virus programs last Sunday night.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!