As if I wasn’t already a slacker blogger this week… (I’m sorry.)
Our laptop died tonight. Or rather, it got very sick.
When I got home from work, I turned on the computer as normal. Had a couple of Internet Explorer windows open, just doin’ my thang. And then, it froze up. I couldn’t get it to do anything, so I had no choice but to do a hard restart (pressing and holding down the power button).
I tried to reboot it to no avail. We kept getting some error screen about how it couldn’t restart properly, and we were asked to do a bunch of “repair scans” and such. No luck with those, either.
Called technical support, and I’ll spare you all the details (it was such a pain in the ass), but the bottom line is: We have to send in our computer for repair. Apparently, our model is one of a few that were made with defective motherboards. The technical supervisor guy told us that the problems we’re experiencing are most certainly a motherboard issue. LOVELY.
Oh, AND… when we send the computer in to get the motherboard replaced? Well, we’re going to lose everything we have loaded on the computer. Programs, files, everything.
I’m feeling a pain in my ass, and its name is HEWLETT PACKARD.
Thankfully, though, HP is fixing it for free, so I am trying not to whine too much. Also, we’ve been pretty good about backing up our files to our external hard drive and DVDs, so losing all the files and stuff? Not the end of the world. Plus, Michael is going to take the laptop into work tomorrow and have his IT guys help transfer the files off of the hard drive before we send it in.
My biggest complaint is the obvious: We’re going to be without our laptop for ~2 weeks. So this begs the question: What the hell am I going to do with myself? Luckily, I’m going to be pretty busy these next couple of weeks. But still!
I’m in mourning. Or withdrawls.
Or worse–mourning AND withdrawls.
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.
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