My worst computer fear - unable to boot up and my precious pics of my girls aren't fully backed up! Four and a half years worth. I could have cried on Tuesday when I found my PC with a horrid blue screen with error messages. John attempted a patch, but really no luck. So we got in "safe mode" and plugged in our brand new back up harddrive and I started copying the files. Sure does take a looooooooong time in safe mode. Besides our "graphics card" problem we now know we have, there is something else wrong with our hardware, as for no apparent reason, it gets 'stuck' copying certain photos. No reason why, the pics are no different than any other. I've been working around it by stopping, skipping and copying the remainder of the respective folders, but that makes a slow process even slower.
Wish me luck, I've got another year or so of pics to copy before we get a friend to attempt to fix it.
On a side note, after shopping at Best Buy for the harddrive, I am in LOVE with the idea of a shiny, new lap top. John is drooling over a huge monitor for either this computer or a new one. We'll have to see if we can both get what we want.
Since we are temporarily computer-less at home, I won't be on for a while. Sure does feel WIERD to not have a computer at home. If I want to look up a phone number, I actually have to find a phone book. Haven't done that in years.