Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wicked Wednesday

So if you follow me on Twitter or know me in real life then you'll know I've had a rough couple of days computer wise. I am having serious locking up issues and those techy people in India have said it's Windows or some HP printer driver and have told me to reinstall my OS. Um... I trouble-shooted the freezing a long time before contacting them and I firmly believe it's BIOS and battery related. Why? Well, because if the battery is installed in the machine, it won't boot up. Just running on A/C, we're cool, for about 2 hours. Then a lock up from hell. And, I removed the hard drive and got in to the BIOS set-up and guess what? the laptop become completely NON RESPONSIVE. So if the hard drive isn't in there and it still locks up in the BIOS, how is that Windows then?

Hey a note for any of you out there with computer problems... use the online chat instead of calling. You don't have to hold the phone to your ear while you wait, you don't have communication issues... it's all good, or well, better. Is calling tech-support ever really good? I hate when you spend a few minutes typing up the problem and the first answer you get is "ok, so I understand you have a problem with your computer." DUH. I get the whole repeating the problem back psychology but honestly when you TYPE the words "I have a problem with the computer freezing up" and the response you get is "I understand you have a problem with your computer freezing, is this correct?" When you TYPE there is no accent issue to deal with, no static on the phone line, no lost in translationess. (yes, I just made up a word) Let's just say I got to work on my patience a lot the past few days. And as I type this the guy was supposed to call me back today at 9pm EST and so far, nada. Sigh. I don't know what else to do except wait and work on my old computer for now. (update - he called at 10pm)

I have lots of ideas for posts soon, not just this boring stuff about my everyday life. I want to talk about civil rights, circumcision, breast-feeding and lots of other things. I just need time to focus and think so I don't sound like a complete goober.

I have been getting a lot of support for this blog recently and my comments on some of your blogs. Thank you. Totally, totally needed that.


Jade May 28, 2009 at 7:47 AM  

I wish you'd update more often so I had something to read at work. I suppose the same could apply to me :) Sorry that my wonderful luck with computers has rubbed off on you. Miss you.