Winning.

Oct. 11th, 2011 11:58 pm
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Yeah, not so much.

I mentioned that getting my new (to me) laptop was like winning a sweepstakes. Now I kinda feel like I won a spot on the Survivor Island.

A couple of days ago, it didn't wake up when I opened it. Hey, it's a computer. It happens.

Yesterday I woke up, started it up and I got nothing. (Worse, at the time, my cable modem was showing like two lights, so no web.) I futzed about with it, managed to get it to start up after about forty-five minutes. But I had a sinking feeling that things were about to get ugly.

Today I got home from work, booted it up, popped upstairs to get out of my work clothes and into game gear, and when I got back, I had a backlit blank screen. After a couple of tries, I got it to boot, but it actually blanked while I was online.

Started it again and again, surfed a while without incident, but when I decided to start up a little game, it blanked again.

Repeat, got it going, tried a different game, boom. Now it won't boot at all.

Date: 2011-10-12 01:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] savvyfan.livejournal.com
Technology drives me crazy. I had about a half-dozen twitter accounts I follow that I received text messages from, and about a week ago, I suddendly DIDN'T get text messages from. I can't for the life of me figure out why, but it's depressing. Good luck with your laptop.

Date: 2011-10-13 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nofaves.livejournal.com
Perhaps your well-wishes did the trick!

My daughter's boyfriend got it running, but in my daughter's words, "my IT guy says he's the IDK guy." He had no idea what caused the shutdown.

This morning, I System Restore'd it back to last week, and if it holds, then I know what the problem was: The Sims 3.
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