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You should be on legal drinking age to participate. In honor of Octoberfest, your favorite drink is? 

4 deviants said Other
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Journal Entry: Mon Sep 14, 2015, 7:43 PM

It must have been the prolonged heat. My main laptop computer decided just yesterday that it didn't want to Log On any longer. While I am a fair hand at computer repair, and can (given time) untangle most software knots, I do need something to work with.  And finally after attempting a few software resets, I did get a message out of it, "computer needs repairs." Great.....

One of the nicer things about laptops is that they are pretty easy to diagnose. There are really only 5 main things that can go wrong. And I at least managed to eliminate 2 of them.

It is not physical. Both Keyboard and Screen appear fine.

It is not power. I can get it to power up, just not bring up an operating system.

So that leaves:

The motherboard.  An easy / expensive fix. Go get new computer.

RAM. It can occasionally go bad. Fortunately it is both cheap and easy to replace. I might even be able to load  a bit more power under the hood. The only issue - did it corrupt anything else or attempting the software corrections result in needing to reinstall all the programs on the hard drive.

The Hard Drive. It seems unlikely as I did get a response when attempting to reinstall from the backup. But the start sectors could have gone bad. Again an easy fix but mildly expensive. I would likely replace it with a SSD. I don't particularly like Western Digital, but they do offer a 1T drive for about $150.

Needless to say, I may be out of touch for a little, or slower to respond as I will be working off my backup / traveling machine. Fortunately only programs are at risk as I have my data nice and safe on a series of external drives.

  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Reading: Computer repair for dummies
  • Watching: Searching .. searching .. searching
  • Playing: 19-key
  • Drinking: not yet but about to start heavily


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moonstruck26 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you so much for the fav of my drawing:iconhugheartplz:…
AdbarSabbar Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Artist
Shizarah-H Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :iconfavplz: I hope you visit my page soon as possible! :iconshizarah-h:
MarylandLovely Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :llama:
GSX750 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks for the fave!!
EchoWing Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the llama! Have a llama!
D-Anthonie Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the llama!
ForeverHeroes Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
While I appreciate the favorite, I object to The Wasp being a fairy. Wasp is a Marvel Superhero who uses shrinking tech and flight tech to fight crime
jkrolak Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I am well aware of The Wasp and her origin.

However it is the category that she most closely fit in among my favorites.
ForeverHeroes Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
fair enough
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