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.
Being of sound mind (some people would give you a good argument on that, I’m sure, hee hee) and good moral person. (Only god knows for sure) I come from a long line of Irish. I was born and raised in Crossingville Pa.USA... went to school and until 1970 was drafted in 71 served 3 years in army ,stationed in Virginia beach, Virginia at Fort story Va. the post is on the beach half in the Atlantic and half in Chesapeake bay discharged in 74 then I bummed around for a couple years . I got a job doing construction work, joined the carpenters Union in 1999 and did it until 2009 when the economy went to hell in a handbag I retired and moved to the Philippines I meet Jessica in Aug. of 2005 on the internet visited her 2 times before I moved here. She had a house built in the winter of 2006-2007 started in Oct. and we were in it in Feb. 14- 07... I sold my organic farm in the states and moved here for good in June 2009 and been here ever since...So far so good... Nice weather and no snow too.