Tuesday, May 17, 2011

And so it continues.....

I am woman on the edge, I tell ya.....a woman on the edge. If there were any bridges close by, I think I would be jumping off one of them.

I wrote a HUGE email to a friend and just as I was ending it.....my computer shut down and re-booted itself, snickering and laughing under its breath. This is the memory problem I've been having and its slowly driving me crazy. I can't WAIT until my computer guy gets here with the extra memory.

So, then after a re-boot, I'm too tired to re-write the entire email again....so I figure I will do it the next day. Mind you.....I'm having to put up with this constant......chirp.....from the battery back-up. But its either that or no computer. I am not strong enough to move it and plug the outlets into something else or I sure would do it.

Late last night, before retiring, I decided to check the weather. I noticed that my keyboard was not working. All three lights were lit up....which I've never seen before.....but it was not working. I said to hell with it and went to bed. This morning I decide to pull the CPU out from the shelf alongside the computer desk and check the back to see if the keyboard had somehow gotten unplugged.....which I doubted since the lights were on. I pulled the CPU out and checked the fittings, then rebooted. YAY....the keyboard worked.....but the mouse didn't.

Now I'll tell you.....you can get by without a keyboard if necessary. You can use an on-screen keyboard and your mouse to type. Its slow and tedious, but it does work. I've had to do it before. But you cannot get by without a mouse. Well, I guess you CAN....but I don't know how. So for ME....I can't get by without a mouse. So I had to pull the CPU back out and check the fittings again and this time I got both the keyboard and the mouse to work. My self-confidence was beginning to rise. It fell through the basement shortly thereafter as I realized that now I have no sound. I'm done. I'm not touching another frickin' thing until my guy gets here......and if he doesn't get here soon, there will be a taped outline of my body on the living room floor.

14 comments:

glnroz said...

AREN'T COMPUTERs just he greatest thing , ever,,why i s hist thing sitcken?

Happyone : ) said...

Oh my how frustrating for you. Sure hope your guy gets there soon.
In the meantime try not to throw the whole thing out the window. : )

Mary said...

Sometimes, depending on your e-mail program, it saves it in draft form. You may have to search a bit, but your e-mail may be lurking about somewhere. Just a thought. I hope your "Guy" gets there soon.

Coffeypot said...

After having the same thing happen to me on the computer shutting down (before I got my new one) I learned to type all my long emails in word first. Just a suggestion.

Jamie said...

Oh you poor thing. I laughed at your email...I'm sorry but I so know the frustration. And you do write good, long emails, so I'll bet you were ready to kill. Long or short I love them. Big hugs. When will you puter guy be there> xoxox J.

Peruby said...

I can't recall if you said or not, but do you have an anti-virus program?

He is bringing extra RAM? (memory)

Paxie said...

You're a better woman than me. I would have gotten out the hammer!

Good luck!

Golden To Silver Val said...

To Peruby: Yes, I do have a good anti-virus/anti malware program. My scans are all clear. He's bringing memory in the form of those chips you insert inside....is that RAM? The speaker wire had come unplugged so I now have sound again. Yeah, I know I said I wasn't touching it again...but I saw this turquoise colored plug laying there on the floor and couldn't resist finding out where it belonged. Thanks for all the suggestions. I hate being so ignorant about something. Maybe I will take a class like Mary did...and educate myself.

Linda Medrano said...

Oh what a pain in the arse. I am so lucky to have a live in guru. Alex can fix anything wrong with the computer. I've had viruses, I've had crashes, I've had you name it and I'm dumb as a post with trying to fix anything. I feel ya!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Now, now Val...don't do anything crazy. But I do know what you mean....and I have said it before...THESE COMPUTERS WILL BE THE DEATH OF US ALL!!!! I think it's been a vicious plot all along. I hope when your guy comes...he can fix you up as good as new again. Like you...I so rely on someone else's technical wisdom to keep me afloat. Good luck sweetie....don't let the little 'metal monster' get you. ~Joy

Peruby said...

Yes, that would be the RAM. Good luck and I hope you get everything working okay.

dana said...

In my humble opinion, there is nothing better (when it's working) or more addictive (ie: the decline of humankind) than a working computer. BUT when we moved, I left the desktop at home (after Joe went at it with a sledgehammer). I swore I'd never have a laptop, but once you have to move the tower 80 times and change the cords around...then yell "I can't get up!" you get a laptop. My laptop went belly up a month after the warranty, and it's now got duct tape here and there, but get you a laptop next time and hook a mouse up to it.

Orea said...

I have three words of advice for you. Get a Mac!

Blessings,
Orea
http://orea-highervoice.blogspot.com/

Jenny said...

Oh girl. I feel your pain! I'm sorry!