Monday, August 30, 2010

Of All Things I Don't Need

That is a picture of my husband trying to fix the HP computer.
The one I use for blogging and listing to Etsy.
We thought the hard drive failed.
 So he got a new hard drive, the picture is the screen while loading the operating system on the new hard drive.
But the computer still wouldn't boot, and it couldn't see the mouse or keyboard.

So I'm using a VERY OLD emachine computer that was my standby.
He thinks it's the motherboard on the HP that failed.

I didn't have plans in my budget for replacing the computer. No one does, I suppose.
I guess for now I'll limp along on the eMonster and be grateful it's working.

There's never a good time for these things to happen. But some times are worse than others.


Spirited Earth said...

i feel your pain..
my computer crashed and i was without for 2 was crazy.

SummersStudio said...

Oh, Lynn, this is awful and I do understand how bad the timing is. I think I'll go and back up my files. I use an old laptop that is sometimes a little questionable. And you are quite right. No one really plans for this. It gives one pause.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Sigh. I should just count my lucky stars that I had a backup at all. Even though it's really SLOW at least I can still get connected. I keep my fingers crossed every time I turn on the e-Machine thinking "PLEASE - come on! You Can Do It!" - we are so attached to our electronic portals, aren't we.

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Could the bios be booting to the wrong drive? when you reboot the computer hit the combo of keys it prompts you to hit (not sure with yours) to get to "set up." Make sure the computer is going to the correct drive (i.e. the hard drive) to boot up. Might be a simple problem and worthy of checking out.

Beatnheart said...

sorry to hear that. Like you said jus what you don’t need!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

My hubby is the chief geek around here, and he tried to boot into the setup. But since the computer isn't recognizing the keyboard or mouse, he can't boot it into safe or reconfigure mode.

I have now said more than I really know. It seems that the keyboard and mouse are really, really important. And when the computer can't find them, you're in trouble.