Wow I’m having so much fun with my laptop that if it was any faster I could take just 2 naps a day instead of 3.
This laptop is now 3 years old and it started to get slow last Dec. But of course I ignored it , me being a white male of European decent. It’s ok, I’ll deal with it later, well later showed up looked around, shook his head and packed his bags and left a couple of weeks ago and I haven’t seen later since or done anything about the computer yet.
So now I have a dilemma what to do…
Well I tried to defrag the hard drive did it 6 times, but it didn’t help with the computer being so slow then I tried to go back to a later date and to copy a older version so I would be able to run things but of course with my luck I had no older version so I couldn’t do a recovery.. BOO HOO is me.
After searching through the computer for a couple of days I found that I had a copy of the operation system Vista home premium on the hard drive in C drive. So I moved all the files I wanted to keep to my portable hard drive, it is made by Hitachi I know they make a good drive because I’ve used them before but I never rode one of their motorcycles yet. Oh well, someday I might, but for now back to the hard drive.
It took me almost 2 weeks of moving my files with the computer running so slow. Move some stuff, freeze up, shut off, and start over. I did this until I had everything moved. Then I turned the computer on and pushed the right buttons so everything happened like it said it would. I ended up reformatting the C; drive and installing everything that came with in operating system even stuff I didn’t want … 4 hours later and the computer was ready to operate. Cool! I thought, now it will run like it was suppose to. Well between the laws of nature and Murphy’s Law, it didn’t happen.
The computer still runs as slow as ever and I still take my naps between opening a program and actually running it. Now to add insult to injury it doesn’t pick up my portable hard drive any more. I plug it in the light comes on but no access, it picks up my SD card and USB memory but not the hard drive , this is very frustrating . I have all my stuff on that drive and now I can’t use it for anything, can’t retrieve music, no pictures just nothing at all.
I downloaded this really cool program that does make 3d objects. It was a limited time only offer so I jumped on it and downloaded it. It makes people, animals or anything you can think of it is a very intense program and I love using it. So for me to use this program I turn it on and wait for it to come on this takes up to 45 minutes before I can use it. Since it is an intense program I get to do one or two operations before it freezes up then it shuts it’s self off then I turn it on and I do this for a couple of hours.
I don’t mind doing it this way cause I know in a couple of months I will be able to buy a new PC.. But for now school and groceries come first and I will wait my turn … Besides I found a second hand book store in Butuan so when I’m in town I stop by and get me several books to read while I patiently wait for the program to come back on and not taking naps…
So Happy reading everybody… Thank you for reading this story, I hoped you all enjoyed it … Phil R.