I saw it coming and I wasn’t proactive. My computer is dead.
I didn’t back it up before I accidentally turned it off Sunday evening. I had been leaving it on 24/7 until I backed it up and then by habit, I turned it off. I realized it as soon as I clicked “shut down” and by then it was too late. My only hope is that I can take it somewhere to have the hard drive copied so I don’t lose all my knitting patterns, downloads, documents, and most importantly, all my photos.
Until I get a new computer, I will be posting from my iPad. And if you have tried to post with any type of tablet, you know how difficult that can be.
I’ll try to post at least once a week as I have a few things I want to tell you. Some yarny things. Some more culture. Some neither.
I have not turned on my computer at home for several days. When I do turn it on, I check my emails and that’s about it.
A good amount of my time at work is spent on a computer. Right after Easter I started having issues, challenges, problems with it. The computer, not work. I blame it on an update that I didn’t authorize. Whatever. The damage was done.
So our IT person and I worked on it all last week trying to figure out what to do with it. We got it semi-functional. Then out of habit I shut it down on Friday before I went home.
This past Monday it would turn on and that’s about it. Error message after error message kept coming up. We did a factory restore that allowed us to save all my data first.
I had to reinstall all my programs and try to get all my data back when it belonged. My email program was a disaster. I did import all my contacts and messages however it was an updated version and none of my “rules” and mailboxes were there.
Needless to say I didn’t want to look at a computer screen for a while when I didn’t have to.
Hopefully things will continue to improve.