Friday, October 16, 2009
Bear with me as I am behind again on my blog readings! This time though it wasn't all because I was wrapped up in my embroidery project, although that does have a little bit of bearing there.
Nope! This time it was primarily because my computer was not acting right! Slow would be an understatement as to how it was acting. It's been slowing down a lot lately but last night, I couldn't even do the "Clear disc" thingy as it just wouldn't process it. So, I did the analyze on the defrag and it said to defrag it and I did that -which by the way took all freaking night to run!
So this morning, with things not wanting to open, things would drag like crazy when I would type anything -with the words on the screen appearing about 8-10 words (at least) behind when I had actually typed them, I was trying just about anything I could think of to see if I could figure something out.
I called the computer shop (where I had purchased this fine unit) and the guy there said he couldn't tell me anything to do over the phone except to disconnect everything and bring it in to the shop so they could then "repair" it. Hmmm. Even if I'd had a vehicle here at that point in time (which I didn't) I would not have been Johnny on the spot to take the tower in there as I really didn't think there was anything majorly wrong but just that it needed some tweaking somewhere. And I really didn't feel like (nor did I have the coins for that matter) to take it in there and have them charge me anywhere from $60 to $80 (at least) for something that maybe only would take them 10 minutes or so to "fix."
It was then I decided to call my next-door neighbor, Dan, who is pretty computer savvy and he told me to click open the start button, then click "run" and type "msconfig" in that blog and hit enter. From there, he had me go to the tab across the top that says "Start-up" and click off anything I could identify there but also said not to worry if I clicked something else off by accident as he said it wouldn't hurt anything.
So, I did that and the list of stuff that came up under my Start-up was huge! At the bottom of the list it gave me an option to simply "Disable all" and I decided to live dangerously and clicked that on, hit enter and tried to access stuff after that.
Amazingly -to me -things got pretty nice then with ye olde computer as it picked up a great deal of speed. The typing feature returned to normal. I could open programs and it wouldn't have them all constantly showing up then as "not responding" and since then, things have been going along just swimmingly!
Although all of that leading up to following neighbor Dan's directive had me wasting well over six hours of my very valuable time!
And that's how I came to fall so far behind in my blog reading this time!
Nice though to have the computer now behaving properly though!
Speaking of behaviors too -I have a little story to tell you too -before I close up shop and head off to bed. (I have to get to bed a little earlier than my norm of 4-5 a.m. cause I have a doctor's appointment this morning.)
This evening, I was having some issues with Maya. They were pretty much the normal issues we have with her these days -now that she is becoming such a grown up girl, in kindergarten, ya know and picking up all kinds of stuff in addition to stuff she figures out on her own at home here to.
I was more than a little peeved a her and was telling her she better get her butt in gear and behave or else!
She then informed me that "NO! I want Kurtis to be the "Be" and I'll be the "Have" (pronounce that word with a long A, please)!
She had me with that line and I had no comeback. None. Whatsoever! And I had to look away, cover my mouth too, so she wouldn't see that I was trying very hard to keep from busting up, laughing out loud at her!
Kids! Much as I do want her to "behave" properly and all that, it was well worth losing that argument with her for the humor her response provided to Mandy and to me!
You know, I just realized something now too. It's now officially Friday and you know what Friday means, don't you? Time for an "Only The Good Friday" post and what better things to use for an entry there than getting the computer to run and place nice-nice with me again as well as having Maya put me -and my orders to her -in my place!
So that's what this post will be then -my Only the Good Friday! And if you don't remember what that is all about, it's an event set up by Shelly Tucker -the great little story-teller from down Texas way -who wants us to do a post every Friday in which we try to see the good in something that might have had us feeling in an opposite way! Check out her blog here for more information on how you too can participate in the "Only The Good Friday" postings.