Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Apologies for the radio silence but...

Meine Laptop ist kaput.  Or at least, very, very sick.  Sunday, it struggled to get to the log-in screen and had to "repair" itself.  When it does load, there are so many "Driver xxx has stopped working" messages that it takes 15 minutes to get the desktop up and running. 

I don't even know what half of those things do.   Why should software that comes preloaded fail? It's only two years old, for heaven's sake - why should it be having these problems?

I'm taking it to the clinic at PC World on Saturday and they can rebuild it.  In the meantime, I probably won't be blogging much.

- Pam  (suspect the cure will be "Windows 7" and an expensive bill)

1 comment:

Mother of Chaos said...

Oh, ACK. That stuff usually happens when the software is TRYING to be "helpful" - downloading service patches and such, but then Something Happens and it either doesn't finish or loses track of where it is. Then it can't find what it thinks it needs, and starts with the 'this driver isn't functioning' or 'cannot find DLL blah blah blah' or {blue screen of death}

Crossed fingers that they can just restore it WITHOUT a big expensive install...