For the past few days I've been getting quite a few blue screens on my 5 year old Gateway desktop each day. They started a couple of months ago, but only once every few days or so. But lately they've increased almost geometrically. Now, they're coming after about 5-10 minutes. They happen now even when I'm not online when the computer is idle with only my startup icons showing.
I'm writing this post from Joyce's Gateway laptop because I was afraid to start a post on the desktop.
My son has given me a couple of sound remedies (a C-Cleaner scan, and a Lavasoft scan) which did improve the computers speed, but the blue screens are still coming.
I could buy a new hard drive, but I'll probably just opt for a new desktop.
Why is it that unexpected expenses always come at the worst time? Is this just another manifestation of Murphy's Law: what can go wrong will go wrong?
Or maybe we need a new Law: the Christmas Wallet Corollary. You naturally have extra anticipated hits on your wallet at Christmas...you have those plus the CWC, those inevitable unexpected expenses which always occur when you need them the least..
Heh. "The Christmas Wallet Corollary", I like it. Might make a good Hallmark holiday special.ReplyDelete
With 5 grandsons, the wallet at Christmas is already in dire peril. And now this. Sigh...ReplyDelete
Sorry the desk top croked, but with all of the books on it, It probably has been wheezing it's last for a while now. At least you know what you will be getting for Christmas! It would have been nice if it would have lasted a few more months, for the season will kill a wallet in a minute!ReplyDelete
Right Ed, my own Christmas list just got shortened to one item.Delete
I hope you're completely backed-up, Dan. It sounds like your hard drive is getting ready to fail. DAMHIK.ReplyDelete
A couple of weeks after the problem started I signed on to Carbonite, so I should be okay.Delete