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08 December 2009 @ 09:30 am
It's Alive, ALIVE....Wait, No It's Not.  
swanwhite's computer has been slowly but surely dying over the past year. I've never been able to figure out what the issue is, it just runs slower and slower, no matter what I clear up, clean out, or modify. Most recently, though, the connection to the network was dropping in and out (and my machine was fine, so it was not a router/modem issue) and now no longer connects to it at all.

Well, the thing is a good five years old, at least, and it's served well. thus, it's not a terrible thing to use it as an excuse to et her a new machine. After some discussion, we've decided that she'd be better served having a laptop instead of a desktop machine, so now we get to do the "how do we afford it" thing (I think we may have figured out a way, thankfully). I still want to pick up a decent netbook for my communications, but that can wait for now.

Meanwhile...well, as long as it's disappearing, I'm going to go for broke, wipe the system, and do a fresh install. Worst case scenario, it's still fuckered, no great loss. Best case, this will fix it. In that case, I'll give it to Erik so he can type up reports for school, etc, though it won't be 'Net connected for now.
Current Music: Alestorm - Captain Morgan's Revenge
Pantsman!captainwhimsy on December 8th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
Awesome question
Do they let you keep your kidney stones?
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on December 8th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Awesome question
No, they take those for testing, but the doc did say I could keep the stint they put in, once they take it back out.
My Life As A Military Wife & Mother: Mebabyinga on December 9th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
Our desktop died a few weeks ago. The power just went kapooey. We went out and bought a new desktop (which I frigging love) and Mike took the old one in to work. Turns out it just needed a good cleaning on the inside (Albuquerque was horribly dusty) and it works again. We moved it up in Jordan's room for the kids to use. Mike went and bought a wireless USB thingy but he can't figure out how to get it to work. I know we got the right one cause it's the same brand as the router and we even made sure to get the right number thingy. My computer literacy is scary huh? Anyways, I can't wait to get it up and running because the kids drive me nuts on a daily basis. I refuse to let them on the new desktop and they are only allowed to use the laptop for schoolwork and can only visits websites that I approve beforehand. LOL And I forgot where the hell I was going with this comment. I guess that is my cue that I need to go to bed.