Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Internet Horror Stories!

Sorry I’m late getting this blog up! My computer woes seem to have become endless. My hard drive finally died on my desktop computer. Luckily, it’s being replaced under warranty. But that means I’m without my regular computer for at least 3 weeks. Luckily, I had everything backed up. Learned from the last time, a couple of months ago, when the computer died and I had to do a complete system restore. Obviously, that restore only lasted two months. Okay, so now I’m using a combination of my old laptop which is reeeeeeeeally slow and my netbook. The netbook is where I’m doing all my internet work and the laptop is for all the work in Word. Then Sunday, I get this weird message about “conflicting IP addresses” and all of a sudden I can’t get into the Internet on the netbook! I was fit to be tied. I couldn’t figure it out! Neither could my husband. I rebooted the modem, etc, etc. Honestly, I don’t know much about all this stuff. As computers and software get more complicated, I’m at a loss. I wanted to cry! I just want to look up my e-mail and do my work, that’s all!

So, after all this whining, I called my security software provider, my Internet service provider, and finally, they sent me to my Router manufacturer. Who solved my problem and gave me a new IP address to type in!!! Okay, it doesn’t really all make sense to me. But at least it’s fixed. And my desktop computer has been received in the warranty department. Whew! But really, all this technology will be the death of me!

So, what’s your worst Internet or computer nightmare? Leave a comment and your contact e-mail address and I’ll enter you in the drawing for a copy of The Seduction of an Unknown Lady by Samantha James. This wonderful book was nominated for in several contests. I’ll announce the winner on my next blog, and I’ll also add you to my newsletter for updates if you aren’t already a member. And congratulations to KimmyL, winner of Kathrynn Dennis’s Shadow Rider from my previous blog. Kimmy, please e-mail me on skully at skullybuzz dot com with your snailmail and I’ll get the book sent out to you.

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9 comments:

Jasmine Haynes said...

Happy Tuesday!

Estella said...

I am living my internet nightmare. Verizon is being taken over by frontier and the email problems continue to mount. Supposed to be ironed out by 9/30---I pray!

Rory G said...

My router went on the fritz. I thought it was my internet provider for weeks before they told me to upgrade the firmware on my router. Presto I was fixed.

Virginia said...

No stories here lately, my husband built our computers and keep them upgraded. We run an extra harddrive in them for back up, so haven't lost anything for a while. Internet seems to be doing ok too, no complants. Have lost e-mail a few times and sometimes wonder if they go through!

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Jasmine Haynes said...

Oh no, Estella! Sorry about all those email problems. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

So glad you got the router problem fixed, Rory! I swear, everything needs a firmware update these days! I just had to do one to my BluRay player!

That's so wonderful that your husband can keep all the computers upgraded, Virginia! And yeah, what's up with emails just disappearing! I still haven't figured out how that happens.

Tamsyn said...

My internet/computer nightmare is when the computer broke down and I didn't have a backup of my recent downloads! It was a pain to retrieve them again. Now, I have an auto backup machine to do the work for me.

Kirsten said...
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Jasmine Haynes said...

Tamsyn, the auto backup sounds like a great idea. Then you don't even have to think about it.

And Kirsten, I'm so sorry you lost all those precious photos of your grandmother and that video. I feel for you. When we went on our Tahoe vacation in July, we took hours of videos of mom talking about her life so that we would always have that to remember. And my BIL better be backing that up!!!!

To update everyone, my computer is coming back today!!! I hope to have all the software reloaded over the weekend and be up and running by Monday!

Jasmine Haynes said...

The computer with the replaced hard drive is now up and running! And whoohoo, it works! Gosh, I even set it up all by myself!

Thanks for all the good wishes!

 

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