Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Computer Frustrations

For the last six weeks my computer problems have been growing. I have spent two full days now with a computer full of messes -- days when it was beautifully sunny and there was something better to do than pull my hair out over computer repairs at which I am quite inept. The computer shuts itself down repeatedly. I have to keep running the programs that find and remove spyware and viruses. It refuses to open new windows until rebooted twice or more. I may be a computer addict, but this is bad enough that even I don't want to have anything more to do with the machine. I can borrow Gary's or the library's, but my computer is worse than useless at this point.

Now we have to figure out whether to risk the bill to repair it, not knowing how big the bill will be. Or whether to buy a new one. Or whether to learn to live without it. None of those are good choices.


  1. We got hit 4 months ago with a nasty trojan worm. Mike had to do a complete reinstall and erase. He also got on Kim Kommando and got information on how to erase the worm. It took about 4 tries before he got it right, but we haven't had any problems since. I hope you are able to get it fixed soon.

  2. Shoot, I hoped that the fact that you posted meant that you had it figured out... I hope you can figure out a decent solution soon. Computers... in this day and age, like cars, they seem to be necessary evils!

  3. ps: Thanks for entertaining the kids yesterday!