Thursday, January 22, 2009

Special Note: My computer crashed!

I am so upset! My computer crashed this morning! I'm typing this from Greg's work computer. Well at least I got this morning's post out (see below)! Anyways, I have taken it to the "Geek Squad" at Best Buy and I should have the diagnosis and prognosis tomorrow morning. Wish me luck! I have a lot of photos that I hope can be recovered! I think I may cry! I might have to go to the hubby's work again to use his computer cuz I don't think I can go 24 hours without visiting someone's blog! (Greg, if you're reading this - a dog and a goat would make me feel better!)

25 comments:

Screen Door said...

They're great when they work--but when they don't.... Mine inevitably has issues after the college kids go back to school-- probably because they dinker with it.... Keep a list of all those things you'd love to talk about but can't.... Think of questions you'd like to ask you journal friends but can't. Pray the Geek squad comes through....

April said...

Oh, how terrible! I hope it's a quick and easy fix and your photos haven't been lost! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

I agree, a sweet dog would sure make you feel better! :)

Christy said...

Shelley - I understand your frustration. Your pictures should be recoverable (at least mine were.) They were able to burn mine onto DVD so I have them all, thankfully. Wishing you the best.

Dawnie said...

WE cannot exist without our pc's! I hope it gets fixed soon... ours was down last week-hubby brought it in and we got it the same night. I was so happy. But I told baldyman I might have to go buy a lap top now so when one is down--we still have a back up!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Shelley--I'm so sorry. I hope everything will be okay. I don't think I could go a day or two WITHOUT your blogs and comments!!!! I would have a "Shelley-Withdrawal."

Get yourself an external hard drive to keep your pictures and things you want backed up on. We have one on all of our computers.

Hugs,
Betsy

Bobbi said...

Oh, I hope your 'puter is okay! I've been there and done that - don't want to do it again! Good luck!

wendy said...

You know...
When my laptop died, you should have known yours would too! LOL!

Leedra said...

Thought it was a horse you wanted. No wonder he doesn't just give you want, you are fickle.

Hope you recover all your photos.

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Cedar ... said...

Oh my that is not at all good news! And a very strong reminder to me to burn recent pics onto a cd. I do that occasionally so that if I get a crash I won't be too hurt. and I keep a thumb drive with my documents. But,... for now,.... I'm sure they can pull off your files and photos, I had that happen in fall of '05 and I got them back on a separate cd. Just not re-loaded. I think it cost only $75 back then. Good luck,... I would go crazy without a computer. hang in there!!!!

George said...

Shelley, computers are great until they crash! I hope you can get all of your data and pictures back. Betsy and I have external disk drives onto which all our data is backed up each day. A computer crash would still be frustrating but we should still have all of our data.

Jen said...

Oh Yikes!!!!!! :0
Good luck to you.

Ginger said...

Shelley I'm sorry you are having computer problems and I hope it is an easy fix.
I had to laugh when I read the last part...since when did you start asking Greg for a goat? Last I heard it was just the dog. lol.
You are too cute.

Ruthie said...

Oh, I know how awful this is - when I had computer problems a while back.
Right now, my camera is in the shop - stopped working. How we depend on our electronics!
Hope you are up and running soon. Did you have your pictures backed up somewhere? Sometimes a Geek can find them for you. Hope so.

Prayers for you. Ruthie

joated said...

"...a dog and a goat would make me feel better..."

Most gals opt for jewlery. You want living furs!

I can understand the dog...but a goat? Goats can be a real trial! Bright, inquisitive and stubborn as all get out. You think you're "owned" by your cat now? Wait until a "pet" goat gets hold of you.

That said, as farm animals they have some good qualities: decent milk, reasonable size, keep the grass short and the shrubs trimmed...and, if all else fails, there are some good Middle Eastern recipes out there.

joated said...

Forgot...Good luck with your computer. I lost my hard drive over a year ago and had to send it off when the Geek Squad couldn't help with a completely fried HD. Got some real experts to retrieve all the pictures I had on it. The same folks do NASA, Exxon and other VIPs' computers. Cost me a pretty penny but I've learned my lesson--and how to burn DVDs at least once a month.

ctlogcabin said...

Shelley ~~ Good Luck with your computer....my goodness hope all is well and you dont loose any of your "stuff". Plus hope it all gets fix quickly, I know a puppy by your side, would make you feel so much better. :-) Hugs ~ Connie xox

dAwN said...

Oh darn...so sorry to hear about your computer crashing..
I know how I would feel without my trusty laptop...
lost...
i would miss all my bloggy friends..
thank goodness you have a back up..
hope you are up and running soon....

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

That stinks....
I am having problems too.. I keep getting kicked off the internet...

but .. I did go to carbonite.com to back up all my stuff..

it's like $49 per year... and if you type in RUSH in the promo code, you get two months free.

Cassie said...

Your comments just went from 3 to 18 in about 10 minutes. We are all so mortifies for you. Sure hope your photos are retrievable.

Loagan Ranch said...

Girl i feel your pain. My computer crashed in October, so many pics on there! When I get the money i'm gonna retrieve them all but i'm still sooo devastated over it.

This Country Girl said...

I'm so sorry, Shelley! The Geek Squad is great! They are the ones that "fixed" Colt's computer...the one we passed on to Joy. It's a wonder his hadn't crashed...it was so infected!

I hope you get the computer fixed soon....and the dog and goat would be nice too..

Tammy

JANE said...

Oh man, that is my greatess fear, the pictures being gone!!! Good luck girl and just keep after them!!
And yes, a dog would help!!

MindyLew said...

Ohh That just makes me cringe - When I think of all the pictures and projects I have on my computer.
I so much need to do updated back up disc this weekend!!! Thanks for the reminder - and I hope that they can bring everything back for you!!

74WIXYgrad said...

Oh my! I was just coming around to apologize for not coming around. Now I also have to say I'm sorry for your misfortune. I will pray that you don't lose a thing.

PEOPLE WHO WRITE VIRUSES SUCK!

And on a coincidental note: I think it's neat to comment on your blog and my word verification is "repine."

J said...

I miss you Shelley....get a new computer...quickly! I need my log cabin fix!
Rob @ cottage chronicles