Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Computer Woes

In the past few weeks we've been having computer problems -- crashes, not connecting to the internet, being sent to weird pages when clicking on google search results. Weird stuff. So on Monday morning I took our tower (computer) into a repair place. I had a coupon for $39.95 for a clean-up and tune-up. Only our computer needed more than the clean-up and tune-up.

The guy said that he needed to wipe our hard drive and re-install everything. That alone was $120 or so. Plus if we wanted him to preserve our personal file, that would be another $65 or so. Long story short ... $200 later we have our computer back, but it won't run itunes for me. Doesn't have my Microsoft Publisher program installed or our Microsoft Office suite. Which pretty much means that all the files I've got on it aren't accessible. Needless to say I'm prett peeved. Oh, and the place doesn't open until 10 AM so I can't call to get more fix-it advice.

What I really need is a close friend who knows EVERYTHING about computers and wants to help me out in exchange for, oh, say . . . custom written poetry, creative business slogan ideas, or a new take on marketing angles, or (more realistically) fresh garden produce (strawberries, raspberries, lettuce, peas, sweet corn, etc).

Know anyone like that? Do tell!


Suko said...

Ah, no fun! I hope you will find help for your ailing computer soon.

Flashlight Girl said...

Computers are such a pain sometimes! I still can't download music to my mp3s and we had to totally take Word off of our computer for the time being. Ugh. Barebones is just pathetic. BTW, I'd be for getting that computer place to fix the problems free of charge. I thought that's what they were supposed to have done for their $200. . . Good luck.

Science Teacher Mommy said...

EVERYONE needs a friend like that.

Suko said...

Christie, I have an award for you--please stop by my blog to pick it up!

Cherie said...

I feel for you! It practically shuts down the world when the computer goes haywire!!

My only advice is if you replace it don't buy something off of Craigs list or EBAy - Just more trouble usually.

Good luck!