Have you all been wondering what has happened to us? Why I haven't been making the rounds leaving my little comments, as I make my way through Cyber City? Have you ever had a bad hair day that turned into a bad hair week? Well if you have, you know where I am right now. Monday the computer wasn't acting right and I decided to restart it, as that usually takes care of what ever is ailing it....... Not this time. Instead I got a notice from the computer telling me it 'Quit', it had gone on strike and refused to start again. We are running Windows Vista and I have heard so many complaints about Vista and just couldn't understand it. We have had this computer about a year and not the first lick of trouble from it. In fact I like Vista better than I did XP. Just a couple of days after I had bragged on Vista it decides to crash on us.
No way could I allow it to get the better of me. I followed the on screen instructions to try to get the silly thing to boot up safely, but it just wasn't happening. Time to call in the reserves, so a call went out to tech support. After what seemed to be hours on the phone following instructions to first try this and when that didn't work let's try this other way. Nothing was working so as a last resort we did a complete restore which meant rebuilding everything to the way it was when we first got it. It also meant that anything that was saved on the computer was lost to us........ Everything!
So I have been adding back the programs that we had before and trying to re-coop the favorites that I had saved. I learned an important lesson through this experience. I don't do backups any where near as much as I should. I am so happy that I have posted pictures of the grands, because all of our photos were lost as well. I can get some of them back from the ones I posted on the blog. While we were at it, J.D. added more memory to the computer. It seems to have a little more get up and go to it now.
I am still pretty busy getting things put back so it will be a little while before I am back to making the rounds. I just wanted you to know what was going on and that you shouldn't be concerned that perhaps I tripped and fell off of the mountain ridge.
Wishing you a Blessed Day!