cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
“Corrupted Error Report”. That was the phrase that helped to start my day. My laptop, a bit over four years old, started up just fine and I worked on e-mails for about a half-hour. I went into the bathroom to begin the process of trying to appear human and heard my computer rebooting itself.
When I returned to my in-home office I found the computer screen looking normal except for the notice of an error and the usual 'report it or not' message. I reported it and received the notice almost immediately thereafter stating that I had a problem with either my software or with my hardware.
Several visits to local establishments seemed to indicate that this could very well be the beginning of a decline in my hard drive’s health, so I am now thinking about what the best course of action is: replace the hard drive or replace the computer? Laptop costs have come down since my last purchase, so that seems a possibility.
I’d love a bigger screen but am not yet a Windows 7 user, having hung onto my XP Pro system. I’d love a web cam so we could begin communicating with pictures. I’d love the peace of mind that usually accompanies booting up a new computer.
I finally gave in to my spouse’s wise urgings and have been backing up real time, so at least that part of the potential problem should not be an issue.
Maybe it is time to pull the wallet out and let the moths fly free.