I'm back! My computer crashed, but I'm back. Until the next crash.

@writersedge (22579)
United States
May 9, 2010 5:34pm CST
My Mother board is dying (just before Mother's Day, I got it back). A friend jerry-rigged this baby to go another 6 months or a year more. So if I disappear again, that's what happened to me. So has your computer ever crashed? What was the problem and were you able to get it fixed? This computer crashed a year and a half ago. It was upgraded then. A virus got by my virus catcher. It became fully functional again.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
10 May 10
Oh yeah, twice since I have had a computer and I was so upset. The first time we were without a computer for just a few months and then a friend offered me her old windows98, which worked for 4 months before it crashed. Then I was computerless for 15 months and I hated it. We were fortunate that my husband knew someone who built computers and he built this one for us. Next in line is a laptop we are looking into buying from this guy. I hope you are still here. I didn't respond because I was out of town for a few days and just now getting back online myself.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
12 May 10
Still here so far. Checking out computers. Guess we can't get attached to the ones we have.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
12 May 10
Oh thank you, you're sweet. I'm trying to go through a couple hundred discussions now!. This will take days. But I missed some good discussions.
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• United States
12 May 10
As much as I'd like for you to read mine, I will understand if you don't even bother. That is what I did and unless someone sent me a link to a post they know I can respond to, I don't worry about going through it all..Besides, I am getting ready to share about my trip to Pennsylvania and you don't want to have to view the many discussions I am starting..So if I have a post on gathering, I will send you the link..:)
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 May 10
I've been fighting it out with old computers until last month. I do know what you mean, my old one that was retired last summer couldn't handle the new wireless routers, and the other one had staying online issues, so far, so good with this one tho!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 May 10
Great! I'm happy for you. My repair guy keeps telling me to buy a new computer. Now if he'd just tell me how I get the $ for one, that would be even better! Then I could be happy for me, too!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 May 10
this one was only $200 so it was a good deal - granted it doesn't have a cd drive or anything so we had to by that too to load stuff like the program for the wireless router drivers and stuff.
• New Zealand
10 May 10
Last year , the computer that I'm using now was always crashing. The first time I saw the BSOD , I was freaked out. The computer that was making all these weird rebooting noises , so I knew something was wrong but I also knew because the computer kept on freezing every few minutes. Ultimately , the computer had a massive freeze and I saw the BSOD. I tried turning on computer but it would only stay on for a matter of minutes before the BSOD struck again. So I used my Windows OS disc and made a fresh reinstall. I thought the problem was fixed but then the BSOD came again a few weeks later. I reinstalled windows xp again but the same thing happened again a few weeks later. So I just kept on reinstalling windows for a period of around 2months. Eventually , I couldn't even reinstall windows , so I took my computer to a computer expert. I left the computer with him for a day and then he gave it back to me and I haven't had a BSOD since.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
10 May 10
Yeah, I ask if I can do it myself, but often they have to put something anti-the original problem in and only they know how to do it. Have fun with your working computer and take care.
@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
10 May 10
I am really fortunate, nothing has ever crashed completely. I have had some bad viruses, a time or two, and I had a problem with a laptop, it took three different shops to figure it out. That was a year or two ago. They told me then that it would not be worth repairing if anything else happened. It is doing pretty well, still. I was going to get a new laptop just for me, until the house had to have its share of my money this week. Glad you are back.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
10 May 10
Part of the problem, I put a lot of money into multi-language keyboard and business/school applications back in 2005 when I bought it. There was only cd and software disc readers in it. It was upgraded to DVD. My ASL videos and herb videos are frying the Mother Board. It was never meant for those applications. When you force an old plow horse to operate like a race horse, you won't have the plow horse for very long. Now schools have powerpoint and such. But my applications were originally for a substitute teacher and resume writing-out of work a lot-person. So word processing was my top priority for worksheets. Then when I had Blue Buffalo work, my priority was work calendars and stats. So a minimal business computer forced to do video stuff is asking a lot of this baby.
@natnickeep (2340)
• United States
9 May 10
Yes this is never fun. My computer crashed twice. I got a bad virus both times and my friend took it and wiped it and I had to start from scratch. Thank goodness I always back my photos up by uploading them online to photobucket. When you got it fixed did you loose anything? Luckily now we have two computers in the house now. So if one crashes I still have a back up. LOL.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
10 May 10
Two computers, that would be nice. I pray for that day that we can do that. I lost everything, but I didn't really have much for pictures online, just some stuff I scanned in. So my back up is the actual photos. My resumes, I guess I should back those up on a thumbnail drive or at least print them out every once in a while.
• United States
9 May 10
Hi, Edge3! Mine crashed a couple of days ago, and I lost all the e-mails that had piled up. That really bothers me, since at least some people will think I'm just rudely ignoring them, and some bills might not be paid on time unless another bill comes in very soon. I have a contract on it, so it was fixed, but it took two full days, and a couple of little glitches still had to be fixed. We love our computers until they turn on us, don't we!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 May 10
I lost mine for a week. He had quite a few people he was trying to help. Seems like lots of computers are crashing right now. Anyway, I can go a week, but not much more. Too many online obligations.
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@celticeagle (119862)
• Boise, Idaho
10 May 10
Glad to have you back! I have had some virus problems too. Tried to use a fraudulent security program and got into alot of trouble. But thanks to Norton and Spysweeper I don't have those problems anymore. Hope you have a good security program and don't think that the ones that come with your online provider are enough and will take care of it all for you. That isn't the case.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
10 May 10
Norton is what came with it. Norton has been killing a lot of things lately. My Mother Board was the problem this time.
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@celticeagle (119862)
• Boise, Idaho
10 May 10
Norton saved me.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
12 May 10
Oh yes..it was a nasty virus too. I wasn't able to have my computer fixed. It was pretty outdated anyway. I was very upset about it though.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
10 May 10
A few weeks ago my hard disk crashed. I managed to obtian part of my data due to a friend of mine. my school lab technician. He managed to recover part of my data from a cd software he managed to download. i am glad that at least I manaaged to recover part of my data which is essential for my work. It serves me as a good lesson that i always need to update my work before I switch off my computer.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
10 May 10
Yeah, I wish I had backed-up or thumbnail drive saved a few things, but not all of them.
@maxyl12 (239)
• Philippines
10 May 10
You should have a good antivirus and a good firewall to protect you pc from being crashed. Also at least every month, clean your computer by using a blower to dust it all. As long you can maintained clean and a good antivirus software. I dont thin it would crashed so easily.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
10 May 10
My Mother board was never meant to do DVDs and videos. My computer was for CDS, software, and word processing. It was upgraded to do DVDs and videos. The Mother board got fried. I had it 4 years before the first crash with decent anti-virus software. This second one had nothing to do with viruses. I burned up part of my Mother Board which has now been rerouted, but still isn't the same. There are glitches in pictures and the music/voices have temalows (spelling? tembling sound).