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Last Friday, my computer locked up tight, would not boot at all.  
I'm fairly comfortable with trying stuff, but nothing I did worked.  
Finally conceded defeat and called my cousin-the-tech-guy, who was  
able to retrieve all my files and programs from a *dead* harddrive,  
install Win 7 and all my stuff, restore all my XP settings and  
programs on a separate bootable drive, plus install a second CD/DVD  
R/RW drive I've been letting ripen in my stash, and I finally have  
internet connectivity again.

I still have to set up e-mail and newsgroups on the Windows 7 side,  
so I have to boot back and forth, but WHEW, I'm glad to be back.  
I'll check in from time to time...

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Re: Computer issues
On 3/26/2014 1:53 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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Welcome back.  I hate that sort of thing.  I even hate getting a new  
computer (like the one at my left elbow) because setting it up the way I  
like it with all the stuff I want and none of the stuff I don't want, is  
a PITA.

Glad you were able to save the data on your hard drive, though.  That  
would be such a bugger to lose.
--  
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Re: Computer issues
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My owned d**ned fault.  I knew something was flaky, so in order to  
do a compete clean back up,I clean bunches of stuff off the internal  
drive, then deleted the previous backups from my external drive.  
WRONG.  I no sooner deleted the backup files than my internal HD  
died. Oops!

I will be much more diligent about doing backups from here on out.  
As my DF-i-L used to say,  "[I] learned a valuable lesson".  :-}

<waving> Booting back over to the Win7 side now, where I have to  
climb the learning curve on using Thunderbird for e-mail and  
newsgroups.  I could strangle the MS engineer who decided to kill  
Outlook Express...  <sigh>

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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Arrgh! DH did something similar a few weeks back. Did he swear! Keep your  
chin up!

U.
  


Re: Computer issues
On 3/27/2014 12:01 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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I used Eudora for years and years, and when they discontinued it, I went  
to Thunderbird.  Because I was already using TB as a news reader.  We  
had Outhouse at work, and I really disliked it.  A lot.  It wouldn't let  
me do what I wanted to do.  I hope you and Thunderbird work out your  
differences soon.  It has served me well.
--  
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Re: Computer issues



Last Friday, my computer locked up tight, would not boot at all.
I'm fairly comfortable with trying stuff, but nothing I did worked.
Finally conceded defeat and called my cousin-the-tech-guy, who was
able to retrieve all my files and programs from a *dead* harddrive,
install Win 7 and all my stuff, restore all my XP settings and
programs on a separate bootable drive, plus install a second CD/DVD
R/RW drive I've been letting ripen in my stash, and I finally have
internet connectivity again.

I still have to set up e-mail and newsgroups on the Windows 7 side,
so I have to boot back and forth, but WHEW, I'm glad to be back.
I'll check in from time to time...

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us

We've slightly trimmed the long signature. Click to see the full one.

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