No, Cherry didn't cause my computer to malfunction. It did that all on its own. This AM it wouldn't restart. I tried every trick that I knew (I thought) and it still wouldn't fire up. One last thing! I unhooked it from the power source, then tried to start it back up - nothing!
I disconnected the power source and disconnected every cable coming in to the computer and went and read for an hour.
On my return, I started plugging in wires from the bottom up, with the last being the power cord. I pushed the On/Off button, and it started.
I started to record my breakfast, and it was 30 seconds between input via my keyboard and any reaction on the monitor. After the third move I tried, I shut Mozilla Down and ran my primary security system on a full scan. Cleaned and quarantined everything it recommended, then restarted FireFox and signed into Spark.
Response time may have been even slower, so I pulled out my emergency Search and Destroy tool and ran that. It found twice as much as Norton Security Suite found. I dumped everything it recommended. It also suggested I run Reg search. I did that and there were 46 register errors. I clicked on "Fix All" and it did its thing.
Closed down all those tools and re-started Firefox.
Everything was fine. But I didn't let that fool me. I backed everything up to an external hard drive, then backed my Music files to a 4GB San Disc and my Writing file to a 2GB San Disc and, though way behind, finally started getting things done.
Tomorrow morning I am going to Best Buy and I will get a much, Much, MUCH faster machine with a humongous video card and probably 500GB of memory. I probably won't use that much memory in my lifetime, so I will format it into 3 partitions - two 200GB partitions and one 100GB partition.
I'm not looking forward to it, but my Office Version is 2007 and won't do many of the things the new Office Version will do. I'll have to buy that, too.
When I get home I'll need to transfer any of my old programs I want to continue using from this computer to the new one, then load those programs information from the back-up.
I used to be able to completely transfer all the programs and files from an old computer to a new one in just a couple of hours. I'm probably going to need to cheat and read some of the instructions and partially learn some new code. Since programers ALWAYS use more and different code to do what one simple line used to do, I'm betting that Copy C:F: will only elicit a "You want me to do WHAT?"
OK, I'm 67, so this is probably my last computer or my second to last computer - unless there is some super breakthrough and a 4TB computer will be able to be wired directly into your nervous system in the relatively near future. At least that should help eliminate my short term memory lapses. To fix my long term memory lapses I will have to open a special file, record everything I can remember and when one of those AH HAH moments hit, have it automatically shunted into my new long term memory storage and automatically placed in a logical location within that memory chain.
Oops! It's past my bedtime. I don't want to turn into a frog.
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T e m p e r p e d i c. T h e f r i d g e i s o n m y l e f t a n d m y s n a c k s a r e
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