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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Well, I've done it AGAIN!

I'm telling you .. I can screw up any computer and my patient, kind DH says I can do it within 5 minutes. What he really means is that when he goes out of town, it takes me 5 minutes to ruin a computer. I have a new (maybe 3 months old) desktop and last time he was gone, I decided to "fix" the computer because the memory card reader thing wasn't working right. I know zilch about fixing anything computer related but I tried . . that counts for something, right? I messed it all up and he had to totally reload everything so I lost all my documents and pictures. I have a notebook that's a little over a year old and I like it a lot. I have virus protection, I do live updates almost every day. Last night (oh yeah .. Vince is out of town this week), this little thing pops up and says something to the effect "your computer is infected with the Trojan.voodoo (or something like that) virus". I was determined I could solve the problem but Norton can't seem to solve it and in researching, I've found that it is difficult to remove. No joke! So, the notebook is unplugged from the network, sitting in the corner alone, turned OFF til DH gets back on Sunday and can hopefully fix it. Thank goodness I do a full backup every few weeks on it so I should be able to find most of my stuff. It's so disappointing that I can't seem to keep my darned computers working! Anyone feel sorry for me? Judy

5 Comments:

  • Yes, I am proud of you - especially for BaCKING UP your stuff!

    By Blogger Sharon, at 11/17/2005 08:36:00 PM  

  • I don't want voodoo on my computer - running live update NOW. I wasn't nearly so smart as you - I never backed up anything on our computer so we lost all our photos, etc when we had a meltdown. Good luck getting it straightened out.

    By Blogger Tonya R, at 11/18/2005 01:06:00 AM  

  • Judy I feel totally sorry for you! I"ll pass my bottle of merlot off to you! I hate computer problems. I'm lucky in that when the kids really screw up the computer I bring it in to work and have the geeky computer guys fix it for me.

    Good luck getting it fixed - isn't not having your computer sad? I get lonely without one.

    By Blogger Dawn, at 11/18/2005 01:24:00 PM  

  • My husband is a sys admin/security person. I know just enough to be dangersous. Every single time he goes anywhere one of the computer tries to mess with me. I think it's one of the laws of computers. Good luck getting rid of your virus.

    How's the stash reduction going?

    Aloha,
    Darilyn

    By Blogger Tropical Screamer, at 11/18/2005 02:50:00 PM  

  • Judy!

    Don't let Dawn bring over any Merlot!!! What am I gonna do with you girls?

    ;-}

    Darcie

    By Blogger Darcie, at 11/19/2005 07:24:00 PM  

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