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Post by Deb on November 7th 2008, 11:26 pm

Her computer has died. She was using a graphics program and it froze up and then went to blue screen. We have tried every way we can think of to get it to boot up and go into safe mode to make the real fixes...but nope, no such luck.

Sooooooooooo, looks like I am boss for the moment... muaha

Anyways...if anyone has any ideas on how to help Anna out, post them here and I will go over them on our daily phone call. If you have a spare computer, let me know and I will get you contact info to send it to her, ifn that is something your wishing to do.

Anna says to take care, don't worry about her, and behave so I don't come chasin you down! muaha


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Re: Anna's computer crashed

Post by noend on November 7th 2008, 11:38 pm

Boy that sux...might try making her a boot disk and send to her. I assume she has win. xp..
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Post by Deb on November 7th 2008, 11:43 pm

Yah, that been a thought, but then she looses all her work, pics, etc. that she currently has saved, including programs such as PSP, etc.

Any other ideas?

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Post by noend on November 8th 2008, 12:19 am

A boot disk would just get her booted up so she could see if she could find the problem. She wouldn't lose anything unless she can't find it and has to reformat.

Do you know if she has a windows XP disk? she could try putting that in and boot up,
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Post by Deb on November 8th 2008, 1:37 am

I am asking her right now. She said she would have to look and see if she could find it, but she really doesn't know. It's probably hidden in a box in her closet...and there are a lot of boxes there...lol.

I will get back to you on this.

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Post by WildCherry on November 8th 2008, 4:17 am

crap sounds like what i just had happen to my comp.. sigh...... and yes i LOST EVERY THING..... have her see about her hard drive... i had to replace mine. they are about 30 bucks now days i guess. not real sure as dans buddy had one already extra at his house he installed for me..... BUT it dont mean its all gone for ever. she can take the hard drive over to her ooommmm best buy or cerit city.... they can still some how pull the info off it and store it on disks for her..... so all though the comp is wiped clean... her files and stuff will be saved on disks to just re laod as she finds needs for them...... just a thought........ only other thing i have had to replace cuz of crashes was a mother board and power suply but they set fire.... and i never had a "blue screen" just black and would keep shuting its self off over and over for that.

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Post by tree68 on November 8th 2008, 7:34 am

i would have lost everything in my laptop but michael my deaf friend managed to rescue my documents (including my books) and the photos from that crash. And he stored them into a CD to be loaded into my new present desktop last year (?).

like me to ask how did he do this? Smile
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Re: Anna's computer crashed

Post by Deb on November 8th 2008, 10:47 am

Whomever Anna takes her computer to, to fix it, they will know how to save the documents for her and put them on again Tree. I think she is leaning towards a new one, but that might not be cost effective.

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Post by Deb on November 14th 2008, 5:56 pm

Well, here is the update you have all been waiting for....

I called my IT Tech man here, to ask him if he had a refurbished hard drive for Anna that I could buy. He didn't, but also said to run a certain test on her hard drive to see if that was the problem. He gave me the steps to do and I then called Anna. Her computer wouldn't even let us access the area he wanted us to peek into.

I gave Anna my tech person's name and phone number. I called my tech guy to tell him that Anna would be phoning him shortly and what ever charges there were for him helping her via the phone, I would cover them...to send me the bill.

Anyways, about 30 minutes later, Anna calls me back. She talked to Mr. Techy and he walked her through some things on the phone. It turns out it isn't her hard drive at all, but some controller that is inside the tower. To fix/replace the controller, would be about $20 less than just buying a whole new tower. My guy looked up the tower that he felt would suit Anna perfectly while they were on the phone, to cover all her graphic's needs.

Anna called Dell this morning and ordered the new tower. She should be back here next week guys!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!

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Post by noend on November 14th 2008, 6:11 pm

Hey that's great news...controller inside the tower?? Hmmm, at that price it must be the processor..

I hope she gets a good one..I don't like Dell. I'm an HP fan. I don't like Vista either but that's all you can get now.

Thanks for the update.
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Post by tree68 on November 14th 2008, 6:54 pm

YAY!!! Very happy to hear that Dee! hug1

Whooo:woho: here we go again next week! hugs anna and dee! group hug tree3
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Post by Deb on November 14th 2008, 11:21 pm

I agree Ed. Dell just doesn't thrill me. I have watched more friends have issues with them. I have always owned HP's and have never had one problem. The only time I get a new one is when I WANT to upgrade. But....hopefully this next one will be a real winner for Anna.

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Post by Dustin Biery on November 14th 2008, 11:59 pm

The thing I hate about the Dell's is their customer service....In the house we have a compaq, toshiba, HP, and an Acer. The Acer is my favorite! Absolutely love it. But on topic, I am certainly glad to hear that Anna is going to be back up and running...I can't wait to see pictures of her birthday gifts.

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Re: Anna's computer crashed

Post by Deb on November 15th 2008, 1:23 am

Ok, so Anna decided to do a few 'upgrades'...lol. $700 later!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, she has a tower on order and will be shipped to her by the 28th. She was able (by spending extra of course) to have windows xp put on instead.

NoEnd...you have a private message from (me) Anna...go take a peek please.

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Post by noend on November 15th 2008, 10:08 am

Wow! Great, super. I'm so glad she had XP installed. I wish I had when I got my new one..I think Dell is the only company that will do that tho..

And another, Wow!..I've got a message from Deb..lol Twisted Evil

I'll see if I can figure out where it is and how to get it..
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Post by Deb on November 15th 2008, 3:13 pm

Oh geeze Ed, you act as if a message from me is the cat's meow....it's only a favor request from Anna, sorry to burst your bubble deaest.

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Post by noend on November 15th 2008, 3:29 pm

Lol, my life story, I'm used to it. I carry extra bubbles just for that reason.
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Post by Deb on November 15th 2008, 3:34 pm

LOL...awwwwwwwwww. (Such a silly boy)

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Post by Deb on November 24th 2008, 1:41 am

Anna should be back here by Wednesday at the latest gang!!!!!!!!!!! I think we should throw a 'welcome home' party for her!!!!

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Post by Admin on November 26th 2008, 11:23 pm

sooooooooooooooooooooooo where is my welcome back party being held lol
it is so great to be back I have missed everyone like crazy, you all have no idea
I'll have a better look about to see whats been going on after thanks giving

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Post by tree68 on November 27th 2008, 1:01 am

welcome back anna - what happened re msn chat ? c ya when i c ya Wink hugs
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WELCOME BACK ANNA

Post by caysa on November 28th 2008, 12:42 am

MAN, DID WE MISS YOU !!!! I AM SO SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU BACK Laughing cheers sunny flower
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Post by Admin on November 29th 2008, 3:05 pm

thanks everyone I missed you all too

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Post by Deb on December 1st 2008, 12:49 am

Welcome home Gorgeous!

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Post by Dinergirl on October 24th 2010, 7:34 pm

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