Look what happened now...
Ok, so we ended up ordering Mexican food and staying in most of this weekend. I am still trying to catch up on work and it's a bitch. What can I say?
My To Do List is very Long- but- it wasn't all bad. :D
I did manage to watch a little True Blood, (with the rest of the world), or so Get Glue tells me.
Follow me on Get Glue if you want, but I'm not one to watch TV so I sux at this.
(It shows I last checked in 15 days ago. That was probably the last time I watched TV, really.)
So as I ate Mexican Food and watched Vampires with my honey & worked over my virus ridden Toshiba.
It was starting OK, then would freeze up within 3 mints and refuse to do anything other than lock up. So After reading on line and trying both things I could think of (thats a joke) I was armed with restore disks.
WHICH SUDDENLY WENT MISSING! All I could find were old Dell XP restore disks. (??) And there is much debate on if they would even work...
So I read every tech broad I could find. (From the working MAC, thanks) And found a "Binary” shortcut. It was reported to restore the Toshiba back to factory/out of the box condition with no disks needed. WTF??
The few people who had used this short cut said it worked, so I thought what the hell, the computer has been an expensive paper weight for the last few months anyway...
And Guess what? IT WORKED!
Now it wiped it clean, I lost everything (But I had backed up on the passport of course). So this was ok.
It rebooted and installed all the plug ins and was working again! I virus scanned and now am Deliriously Happy That it is working again. ;D
The short cut (and I don't know if it will work on any other computer) was as follows:
Turn computer off
Press the power button and hold down for 10 seconds
Press the 0 key (yes, really) and hold down
Follow the instructions and prompts to restore your computer.
Now I have only 2 icons, lol But I restored from my passport drive and viola - Working system again!
Please note, I am not a geek tech person, I like technology (as long as it works) but if I can do this so can you...Fix it before you junk it or get ripped off paying $100+ for a f'ing button push.
So anyway, thats how I spent most of my weekend. Next post should be about shoes or clothes or Spain or something more fun, huh?
Just a Woman in the World. Sometimes a lonely traveler, sometimes with the Krewe. Eating, shopping and meditating my way through life...
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