Thank you to my awesome bloggy buddies who were concerned about me being AWOL over the weekend. Your emails and comments were greatly appreciated!
So Friday's post gave you a rundown of the issues I was having the last couple of weeks - not just with my broken feeds (which are apparently still broken), but also with the Blue Screen of Death my computer suddenly decided it was tired of working and needed to reboot itself. Always at the most inopportune time, and always when I was in the middle of something important.
Friday was no different. I thought my System Restore antics of earlier in the week would have taken care of the uninvited Windows Updates that always like to make my laptop crash, but since Vista doesn't allow you to choose a date further than 4 or 5 days prior (unlike XP where you can go back almost a full month to restore), apparently some of those updates that snuck in stayed put. Much to my chagrin and annoyance.
I was in the middle of reading an entertaining blog and getting ready to leave a witty comment, when my computer crashed. The Blue Screen of Death yet again. So I waited impatiently the terminal amount of time for my computer to boot back up, then did two more System Restores, trying to back track and eliminate the issues. When it seemed to be working 'normal' again (and I use that term very loosely), I was getting back into the groove of blog-hopping when the Blue Screen of Death hit yet again.
This time I closed my laptop and walked away. If I were going to maintain any semblance of sanity, I needed to do just that.
So I spent the evening playing video games with Princess Nagger instead. A nice no-need-to-think-and-get-frustrated evening for sure.
Saturday morning I was all geared up to see if I could get it to function and do my usual Silly Saturday post. Only my computer had other plans instead. Yet another Blue Screen of Death moment. I was about ready to toss my laptop right out the window in front of me.
Apparently it's going to be necessary to do an FDISK and reinstall everything. For now I'm just going to let it limp along and do the best I can until I make sure everything that needs to be backed up is saved on auxiliary drives so as not to lose any important things that will be wiped out when I wipe the hard drive completely bare and start over again.
Fellow PC users are probably empathizing with me at this moment, whereas MAC users are probably shaking their heads and grinning at the fact they never have to deal with this kind of crap.
Hello, my name is Stacy and I've been a PC user since 1996. I've been way too loyal to PC for my own good, apparently. Friends that have crossed over to MAC are singing their praises highly, even my brother recently switched over and can't get over how much more efficient and easy they are to use compared to a PC.
Maybe my computer is telling me it's time to Cross Over to the Other Side. The interruption to my 'normal' routine is getting annoying. I have blog posts to write, blogs to read, and websites to master. I need consistency. And I need it now. If only the money tree planted in the back yard would actually produce greens other than normal everyday leaves. I'd be off to a MAC store in a heartbeat to make my life easier today.