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Thank goodness for the Public Library February 12, 2009

Filed under: Computers — Daria @ 5:36 pm
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Since my computer is still kaput, I had to take the fiance to the library last night so he I could fill out some online applications for financial aid for his EMT class at the local college.  Id did make me a little excited and a bit motivated to do that kind of thing myself.  I won’t get any money out of the government, I reckon, but I am sure there are some scholarships and loans out there that I could qualify for!

Anyway, we were there, and I was able to get my after work Twitter and internet fix.  So that was nice.

When we returned home, after unsuccessfully attempting to find and buy some frozen artichoke hearts, I began to look for my old Windows XP CD.  When I finally found it, my heart skipped a beat or two.  I was thrilled I actually *had* the CD!

I held my breath and placed it in the drive.  It took a moment or two and I tried to keep my hope in check.  I heard the drive begin to run and my heart lept!  Only to be dashed moments later when the error message came up that stated I could not install that version of Windows XP because there was already a later version on mteh PC.

ARRRRUUUUUGGGGHHHH!!!!!

I wanted to smack one of the techs that came by that morning.  Right then and there!  Just because they are paid to fix these issues!!! 

Ugh..  Anyway, a few of my friends on FaceBook have suggested a few things – run an anti virus/ anti malware program, do a system restore, throw it out the window..  the usual…

So, I am going to see what comes of the advice these people have given me and if they don’t work – watch out below!  That computer is getting thrown! 

However, I will probably stop by the library tonight before I do all that, just to make sure I don’t miss any advice that may be able to help!  And to calm me down before I actually get home to that annoying paper weight!