Friday, July 24, 2009

When it rains it pours!

The good news is my dsl is up and running! Whoohoo!!!! Finally!

The bad news is... I decided while waiting for my dsl line to get fixed to upgrade my memory and other stuff so it would be easier to do full size kits. My computer would be soooo slow and sometimes even freeze. Perfect time to tweak the old girl and give her some spark right?

Um, wrong...

I unplugged her took her to the Computer Guyz and when they plugged her in ... nothing, nada, zip. She wouldn't even make the pretty light on the keyboard light up never mind the monitor! 10 minutes before I was playing a game on her and now she was dead! WTF!!??!!!

They said there was nothing they could do but rebuild her from scratch at the cost of an arm and a leg. No thanks. I could NOT believe this! First the dsl now the computer!?! I give up!
Enter hubby with his heart of gold (ok.... he did have a method to his madness... he wanted to keep his sanity which he KNEW he would lose if I didn't get another computer SOON.
We'd been down this road before a few yrs ago and lets just say it wasn't pretty lol)
We decided to go to RAC and see what they had for used computers.
If you hit it just right you can get an almost brand new computer at a great price.
It's a good option if your watching your budget. We all are these days.
So we got me a brand new tower that someone had rented for less than a month.
All I had to do was bring it home do a factory restore and I was good to go right?
Wrong =c(
We tried and tried and nothing would get Windows to reload.
So on Monday back we went and they tried and their computer expert said the hard drive was no good. Something about partitions etc. Figures. When it rains it pours.
"Not to worry ma'am, we'll send it back to HP and have a new one put in and you'll be up and running in no time. It should only take about a week or two."
OMG! 2 weeks with no computer!?! My poor hubby!
So here I am still on my friend's computer but patiently waiting to get my newer, bigger, faster baby back. I'm not sure how I'm going to like Vista but I'm gonna give it a shot.
I'm upset I lost my Incredimail with everything I had saved in folders. My ftp, email addys, all my stats and a few new tuts I had been working on.
Luckily I had almost all my PSP stuff on my external and what I didn't have on there I've been told they may be able to transfer from my old hard drive to the new computer.
::fingers crossed::
My apologies to the stores I have things in.
This definitely wasn't in my plan but nothing I can really do until I get my computer back from HP. I fully understand if you want to end our contract as I haven't been able to uphold my end with no computer. I'm sorry. I feel so bad but I understand business is business.
So that's my update on where things are.
Thankfully I've been working alot so I haven't been staring at an empty desk.
Everything happens for a reason.
I miss you all and hope to be back as soon as I can.

1 comment:

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