Wouldn’t you know it – I just finished paying off my furniture, thereby eliminating one monthly payment from my budget, and now my computer has decided it’s going to die real soon.
The silly machine has been exhibiting signs of extreme illness for months. One by one the USB ports have failed, it’s become slower and slower to boot up and shut off, and it’s constantly freezing in the middle of whatever I’m trying to do. I was hoping to manage with it for as long as possible, despite the annoyances.
But tonight when I tried to boot up, I got a message: “Error in loading operating system.” Twice. The third time, it did boot up but only after I unplugged the external hard drive.
Now, I’m in no way a geeky person, but I gotta assume that “Error in loading operating system” is not a good thing. I still remember the time a computer gave me a message that it was “unable to find operating system“, and I remember the tech support guy saying, “Well, that’s not good.” I imagine my current computer will soon have that same message.
Thus, I’ve gone online and ordered a new computer. (Thank heavens they have interest-free financing!) It will be at the store tomorrow, but we’re expecting one to two feet of snow with blizzard-like conditions and sub-zero temperatures so I don’t think I’ll be going shopping any time soon.
The reason I’m telling you all this is so you aren’t concerned if you don’t hear from me for a few days. I suspect that once I turn this computer off tonight, it will be done for good.
If I’m absent for awhile and you really miss me, don’t forget you can always read some of my older posts. Just click on the links on the right sidebar.
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And now I must spend the rest of this evening frantically copying files to the external hard drive (if the computer will recognize it).
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