No, Not Again…

Summer is really not a good time for our computers – sigh! This morning i turned on the computer and was met with a grey screen – that’s right – grey, not blue (which i think is worse). So what does grey mean?

Grey means that it was able to run on limited capacity but can not actually start the proper Windows platform – sigh!

It ran the Auto Repair program a few times – nothing. It found that 2 “boot critical” files were corrupted. So i clicked on Advance Options, hoping for another solution. Because i simply can not believe that my laptop which was functioning perfectly, showed no signs of any problems just 8 hours before is now unable to start!

Anyhow, i didn’t give up (at that time). i tried to do a System Restore to an earlier date, thinking maybe an update is causing the problems. It said System Restore successful but upon restarting, we were back at grey again! This happened both times i tried restoring to different dates.

i’m composing this on my little Dell netbook, which has no picture editor, which i use mainly to write so i have very limited programs on it (to avoid distractions). So this post will have no picture.

This also once again means i have lost files! AHGRGRRR… (see here for other losses.) i did the last backup 2 months ago – so at least it’s only 2 months worth of files. But i was in the process of painstakingly downloading from our LJ picture gallery (see the above link for details about that story) over 500 photos. Now i will have to restart the process – sigh! What time will be wasted re-downloading those 100 over photos i had already done. SIGH!

Oh well, the laptop was getting old (i think almost 4 or 5 years old).  Maybe, just maybe (fingers, toes and eyes all crossed) we could get it to work again? At least long enough to retrieve those files. sigh… 😦


7 Replies to “No, Not Again…”

  1. Don’t panic! Is W away? We have a SATA to usb2 converter (=hard-drive reader, he’ll know what it means) so just bring the laptop when you come if it isn’t fixed, and we should be able to pull the photos off it for you. xx


    1. Yep he is away… thanks for the offer… i will keep that in mind… he thinks if we can replace the corrupted files we can get it to work… i’m more frustrated with technology at the moment than panicky… sigh!


  2. when did computers become disposable objects? i was recently encouraged to renew the warranty on my laptop, for about the same price as the laptop. i have to think they make them frail on purpose…


    1. u know u maybe right… my take on this is that they roll out computers with limited technology on them so that 6 months later they can roll out the next model with “better” features… then u are made to feel that your “old” one is obsolete & are “persuaded” to get a new one… sigh!


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