I Hate My PC
This week, (and last week too), I really, really hate my PC. I know, I know . . . all you Mac users out there have made it perfectly clear that the world is a better place using a Mac and ditching Windows; however, in the attempts of being a good steward of my resources, I opted to replace my small hard drive in my Acer Notebook with a 320 GB hard drive, for a grand total of $95 instead of footing the bill for a new MacBook for $1K+.
So I’m blogging today from my husband’s notebook because, after installing the new hard drive and loading Windows (XP), Quicken, Adobe 7.0, and a host of other programs, I encountered a “Fatal Error” and my computer decided that it wanted to continually reboot for hours on end. I couldn’t even access my desktop.
This total meltdown occurred after four days of attempting to restore my hard drive data from my online backup via Carbonite. After four days, the restore was only at 39% and I was literally banging my head against the wall.
So, off to Fry’s Electronics again, this time to uncover the problem (software or hardware). It appears that there was a “Fatal Error” with the Windows XP install. So instead of trying to re-install it myself, I opted to have them transfer all my data from the old hard drive to the new one for $69.99. I’m still waiting for their call to find out if the transfer was a success.
Thanks for hearing about my saga . . . I really do love technology and the ways that it’s integrated into my life. It helps me better communicate with my friends and family, helps me stay connected to my church, helps me keep my finances in order . . . basically every area of my life is touched by technology.
Now if only I can get my desktop to load so that I can get back to work . . .
Did I mention that I’m taking vacation the month of July? So much for stress free time at home . . .