2008-12-08

Arrggh!

I am about to lose my patience! I don't have time to do it, but better to do it than lose all my data and photos etc. I have to reprogram my computer...all the tests I can find tell me it is virus and trojan free, but something is eating up the processor and it is taking forever to load pages and do anything. Of course, if I could afford it, it is time for a new one, the 40 gig of hard drive I have is pretty much full (yes, it's that old). I hate windows so much though that I might just download Linux and try that for awhile and see what happens. If I can just get a little more time out of this cpu, I will be fine.

If you don't hear from me in the next few days, well, I will be back, even if I have to post from my phone - ouch!

Take care all, have a great Monday!

15 comments:

Hilary said...

My computer is doing something similar right now. Same HD space.. and almost full. Ugh.

the Bag Lady said...

Wish one of us would win the lottery then we could all have new computers.....

Sigh

Leah J. Utas said...

OMDog that's frustrating. And miserable. You have my sympathies and commiserations.
OTOH, at least you know how to do it.

kcinnova said...

OUCH is right! Mine is running slow, but this could be because I have too many tabs going at once?
Hope you can find a cheap solution!

Jay said...

I would tell you it's time for a Mac, but they're so dang expensive and honestly? they have as many problems as everyone else.

I would love a super fast new desktop PC with lots of memory and disk space though. I can find them pretty cheap, but still a bit more than I can pony up right now.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

grrrrr

Reb said...

Hilary, Windows tends to bloat over time with all the updates - they even recommend that you reload every 6 - 12 months... if you have the original disks, or have set a restore point...save all your photos to a flash drive and set it back to the restore point, or reformat. Then reload anything that you need.

Sis, that would be so nice.

Leah, yes, it is so much cheaper when you can do it yourself.

Kcinnova, if I get to it before it crashes, I can do it myself - nothing cheaper than that ;)

Jay, I am not sure I want to go mac either, they are just as proprietary as Windows, but at least my new printer and monitor will work with any pc box I get. I hear you on wanting a new fast machine though.

Gary, that's about it.

Hilary said...

Thanks for the advice, Reb, but I have one of the GOOD computers. ;) I have a Mac. I'm just taxing it to the fullest of its not so large, or fast drive. Time for something new, methinks.

Reb said...

Thanks for the laugh Hilary!

debra said...

We have Macs too. But I so understand computer woes. Hope it works out soon, Reb.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Hi Reb,

good luck correcting the problems with your computer.

Computer problems are my biggest fear.

Terrie

Reb said...

Debra, from your lips to the computer gods ears!

Thanks Terrie, I have a bit of knowledge, but if too much goes wrong then I am stymied.

g-man said...

At work I use Macs and PCs. I like Macs better for some things and PCs for others. (that is why my desk has one of each on it). IMHO the best bang for your buck is going to be a new PC.

To speed things up a bit, you can free up some HD space, remove any old programs that you don't use anymore. Unclutter your desktop (if there are a bunch of icons on it). I'm sure if you do a google search there may be a bunch of tips for making your PC faster. (I would avoid any that ask you do download something or ask to "diagnose" your system)

Good luck.

Barbara Martin said...

Too bad about your computer. I have a laptop that works okay, but I keep the hard drive low on content.

Reb said...

Thanks G-man, it is from 2002, so it is definitely time for a new one, I just don't have the $'s right now.

Barbara, I would really like to get another laptop, but just getting a new cpu for now would make me happy.