Laptop Down!

United States
February 17, 2017 11:59pm CST
Oh my, what a nightmare. I was ready to completely restore the computer. I don't know if I'm out of the woods yet, but I fixed the problem, I think. I ended up deleting Chrome so I could reinstall it. It was the reinstalling part that was the issue. Once I uninstalled the browser, I assumed Internet Explorer would open. It did not. It wasn't configured or something and all I found was a blank page that locked up when I tried to use it. So I was unable to reinstall Chrome and so I tried to restore the computer but I apparently have a corrupted C drive and my only option was to let the computer restart and repair. It restarted but never would repair. So I tried Internet Explorer again and this time it didn't freeze up and I typed Google into the tiny address bar on the blank white page and lo and behold it came up as a web page. I typed Chrome and got the page to install it, I did that and not only did it install it, but it installed my task bar too with all my programs. So after several days without my laptop, I'm back in business. So far so good. We'll see if it has the same problems of freezing up or not. I'm ready to just get a new laptop and be done with it. I have a love/hate relationship with this one.
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@dodo19 (29245)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 Feb 17
I'm sorry to hear you were having such a hard time with your laptop. I'm glad to hear that it's finally up and running again. Hopefully it stays that way.
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• United States
19 Feb 17
I sure hope so!
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@Platespinner (19354)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
18 Feb 17
Glad you're back up and running again. I hate computer problems...and thankfully haven't had any with my Chromebook!
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• United States
19 Feb 17
It's been days and days of issues but it spilled over to my iPhone this morning and I was all day getting it resolved. If I hadn't fixed the laptop last night I would have been completely offline and would have had to take everything into a shop to be repaired.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
19 Feb 17
@Jeanniemaries I'm fortunate to have a resident tech expert. If my second son ever moves out I'll be sunk when it comes to computer problems!
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• United States
20 Feb 17
@Platespinner I used to have that. When I left town and moved to Florida I gave that up!
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@LadyDuck (131199)
• Switzerland
18 Feb 17
The computers are always a source of problems, even if we cannot do without them. I hope you are back in business.
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• United States
19 Feb 17
I am now. It spilled over to my iPhone and youTube and I was offline most of the day.
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@LadyDuck (131199)
• Switzerland
19 Feb 17
@Jeanniemaries I would say an unlucky moment.
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• United States
20 Feb 17
@LadyDuck It was but I'm fine now...so far!
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@annierose (17415)
• Philippines
18 Feb 17
I am sorry to hear about what happened to your laptop. How long have you been using it? Maybe it is already giving you a sign that it needs to be replaced.
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• United States
19 Feb 17
Maybe, but it's about 5 years old but only been used maybe 3 1/2 to 4 years. All is resolved for now. If it keeps acting up, I will replace it with a Mac book.
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@annierose (17415)
• Philippines
19 Feb 17
@Jeanniemaries It is difficult nowadays if we don't have a computer.
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• United States
20 Feb 17
@annierose It really is. I felt very alone.
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• United States
20 Feb 17
I hope that you don't have to purchase a new one too soon. I try to keep my technology until I get so frustrated that I want to take a sledge hammer to it! LOL.
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• United States
20 Feb 17
Looks like I'm good for now. I don't want to buy anything new until I absolutely have to.
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• United States
20 Feb 17
@Jeanniemaries I would try to get it fixed first. If that didn't work, time for new.
• Jetersville, Virginia
11 Nov
@Jeanniemaries don't forget to do backups
@DianneN (66619)
• United States
19 Feb 17
I'm impressed with your computer savvy. I always have to call my son or The Geek Squad.
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@DianneN (66619)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@Jeanniemaries I write everything down. Still suck.
• Jetersville, Virginia
11 Nov
don't call the geek squad call us
@Tina30219 (28374)
• Onaway, Michigan
19 Feb 17
Sorry to hear your laptop was down but glad to hear it is fixed now. I will be getting mine fixed here soon it is been down for a while can't wait to have it up and running again.
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• United States
20 Feb 17
I am not short of technology, but I love using my phone and laptop the best. I can limp along with my iPad or kindle Fire if I have to. But I'm out of sorts without a keyboard so that's why my laptop is essential. Trying to type with thumbs only on the phone drives me crazy.
@Tina30219 (28374)
• Onaway, Michigan
20 Feb 17
@Jeanniemaries Yeah right now I am doing everything from my kindle fire which is just my lot right now screen is to small for my other sites.
@Juliaacv (25934)
• Canada
18 Feb 17
Over the course of the past 8 months we have purchased 2 new laptops. Our old one just gave up the ghost, although it still runs, neither of us have any patience to use it. We aren't quite sure how to dispose of it, there are so many files that can never really be deleted, so we've been told to hold on to it.
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@PatZAnthony (11971)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
19 Feb 17
It can be so annoying when things like this happen! We are so dependent on our computers and have to have them up and running daily!
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• United States
20 Feb 17
Yes, that is so true. I was just off kilter with out it.
@Tampa_girl7 (22682)
• United States
19 Feb 17
Hopefully you will be problem free now
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• United States
20 Feb 17
So far so good!
• Midland, Michigan
19 Feb 17
I have problems with chrome periodically. I've quit usuing it for the time being although I am using a look-alike something called cool nova or something like that. This one is named secure browser. I still use chrome for a few sites since my password is remembered on that one for one or two of them. I also like firefox, but that's not worked for me in a very long time. Even when I download it again it always says not responding and I can't get it to wake up.
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• United States
20 Feb 17
I've used Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox all at different times. Chrome works the best for me right now.
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@Asylum (48357)
• Manchester, England
18 Feb 17
Did you run a system restore or a complete factory reset?
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• United States
19 Feb 17
I was in the process of doing that (total failed ) and tried to reinstall Chrome one again and this time was able to find the pathway to get to the web page to do it. It's a good thing as my email was down and that affected some of my iPhone programs and so I spent all day resolving that. For now, things are working.
@JudyEv (108132)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Feb 17
Oh goodness me. That sounds a real performance. Glad you're back on deck now.
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• United States
19 Feb 17
It actually affected my iPhone today and I was all day resolving it. I hope I am back in business today. I was able to upload the purple cow picture on myLot tonight and realized it was my issue not myLot's issue.
• Philippines
18 Feb 17
I am glad that your laptop is back. It is hard to be apart with your gadgets specially when you also get a bit of earnings there. I always pray to God to always protect my gadgets because I don't use it to play but to earn. God bless.
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• United States
19 Feb 17
I only use mine to play, my earnings are next to nothing. But I like being online and it was frustrating to not be.
@nomus24g (18365)
• India
18 Feb 17
thats a relief to fix your laptop
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• United States
19 Feb 17
You are so right, it's a major relief that all is working again as it should.