Saturday, February 19, 2011
I spent way too much time yesterday trying to get my computer system to function again and I have it back to just above barely functioning this morning. It is not cured yet but it is more functional.
I was able to remove some programs, compact some things, defrag the hard drive and get my AVG to scan and my Malwear to remove a bunch of junk and I had it running full speed last night but it was temporary.
This morning it is just above being dead. It acts 80 years old like I do somedays which is great for an elderly person but not acceptable for a 20 year old.
In my calling for help I found out most technicians that operate a computer business are out of business. Do you think people have learned to transfer their data to a newer computer or forget about the old data because there wasn't much on their anyhow? I know a lot of people just buy a new one and move on.
I only need the CPU and none of the stuff attached to it in these box deals that assume you are starting out from scratch.
The company I may take mine to is fairly local and has a room you can drop your hardrive to anytime. Now if they just had a loaner I could use to access the Internet, that would be something. I think I will have to provide that myself.
This thing still isn't right and I might get through till Monday. I found another attack on my Malwear software this morning and removed the threat.
If I didn't save my hard drive and I think and I hope I did, the world won't end but my contact to it will temporarily.
I want to buy a little Toshiba external hard drive I saw and back up my system on it and start eliminating a bunch of rarely used pieces like a huge file of pictures and power points and documents and software I rarely access but want to keep.
As long as Iranium hasn't hit me I will be OK.
Have you heard about this new movie about Iran and its impact on the US?
It sounded pretty real and scary to us.