Saturday, 12 February 2011

Back Again...!


Well, at the risk of inviting further disaster, I am delighted to say that my malfunctioning computer has been sorted out. Somehow or other, the registry had been completely corrupted. This necessitated wiping the whole shebang off and reinstalling Windows.

It took me a surprising amount of time to sort out the spaghetti at the back of the computer - what with keyboard, mouse, printer, monitor, speakers, webcam, external hard drive, internet connection and, last but not least, various power cables (yes, they are important... I actually spent three minutes wondering why my computer wouldn't work after I'd connected everything, only to realise that I'd hooked the power cable up out of the way and forgotten to reconnect it! I felt particularly blonde at that point...) I suspect it wouldn't have taken quite so long if the spaghetti hadn't been in such a tangle in the first place!

All fine and dandy, only I now have to reinstall all the programs I had on the computer. The data was saved, as far as I can see, but not the actual programs.

Looking at the blank slate of a computer filled me with a mixture of excitement (oooooh... it's like having a new computer... and I can load the programs I use most, and ditch the old, obsolete ones!) and dread (oh Lord... I have to find the CDs and activation codes, and actually spend time uploading the whole lot... it'll take forever!)

I've made a start... Chrome was the one thing the computer weenies put up for me (they were of the opinion that it's streets ahead of anything else!) and I have been trying to trace favourite links. It will take me quite some time, but blogging will be back on track shortly...

3 comments:

Zephyrinus said...

Welcome back, Mac, to Blogsville. Point of information on "Chrome". I found it much better than Internet Explorer (less hang-ups, etc), but one flaw quickly came to light. There's a well-known "Chrome" glitch, whereby your Printer refuses to print. The best fix, should this happen, I suggest, is to change your Browser to Firefox. Printer will then work. Do the kittens enjoy the miles of spaghetti cables lying around ?

Mac McLernon said...

Thank you Zephyrinus... The kittens did enjoy the spaghetti, but I had to shoo them away so I could work on the connections. The spaghetti is now all safely out of sight and reach...

Miss Ellen E. said...

Glad you're up and running again.
I've just started using Chrome too as IE was soooo slow on my PC. It does seem to load pages faster.

Clever you, knowing where all the CDs were to reload the programmes!

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