I said before that I was having head-banging-against-the-wall computer problems. Those were fixed!
However, TODAY, I'm having more of them. I installed a new driver for a printer, and began having problems galore. I had missing files (which never were found, as far as I know), the internet was screwed up on all the browsers I tried, and since I couldn't get on my computer, I couldn't search the internet to find the answers.
That's really a misnomer. I can open the browser, and my cursor actually shows up. BUT, once I try to type something in the search box, it won't allow it. Then the screen fades--not totally away--and I have to ctrl alt del to close the window. I tried restarting the computer. I took the battery out. I restarted again. Same problem.
I actually restored the system (twice) to an earlier point. Same problem. Then it came up with a window that told me a file wasn't found, and the research we did on my husband's computer seemed to indicate the computer was acting as though I had a black market copy of files I was trying to download. Ha! I have a nice little product key for everything.
Right now, it is working, and I've got my fingers crossed. Since the computer seemed to indicate that I had a missing file, I thought I would go ahead and restart the driver download, and it did okay...to a point. Then it told me that my contact manager server was running and to shut it down before the computer would continue to download the software. Huh?
I managed to complete all the steps, but at the end of it all, never could reach the point on my computer that the window told me to get to.
I don't even know if this post will come through. If you don't hear from me in a couple of days, it is because nothing is working, and that I somehow squeaked this post out.
Now the reason I post this is not to merely complain, but to show that in the process of working on our books, our marketing and promotion, and the other things we're involved in, stuff happens, and we get sidetracked until we can figure out the solution. Obviously, computer problems are the worst because they are so universally tied in with our writing.
Monday after 3:00, I guess, I will head back to Best Buy (where I got this gem of a computer) and see if they can't help me figure things out...hopefully, without too much of a pinch to my pocketbook.
I hope your Sunday was better than mine!