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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Effing laptop!

First of all, my apologies for not visiting/commenting on other blogs as much as I would normally. Godzilla, my aged desktop, does everything VERY slowly, and being online is no fun at the moment. Also, I have to sit at my desk, which is not ideal, given my arthritic spine. Much of the time I am able to be online, is spent on researching how to build a laptop from scratch - which is what I will need to be able to do, if Lucretia needs a new motherboard. I will eventually repair her, but getting a new desktop is a priority, one that doesn't take at least 60 seconds to even think about performing any command it's given.

As for evil Lucretia, my freaky laptop, she's developed some new problems. The DVD/CD-RW drive is refusing to write any data to disk whatsoever. But Lucretia will have to go a lot further than that to defeat me. You see, I have an external CD burner, which is now happily burning my data to disc. Lucretia's C drive is also showing itself to be almost full. That's either a false report, as it had 7GB of space on it a few days ago - or I've got a virus, which has written billions of files to the C drive. That may explain why so many Windows system files are corrupted. Luckily, my data is on a separate drive. So when I've finally burnt it all to CD, Lucretia will be restored to her factory settings. If she still throws hissy fits, it's back to plan A - getting a new desktop. Ugh.

1 comment:

shiera (bisdakbabbles) said...

hope everything will turn out ok...
I love the way you name your laptop. Now, I'm thinking of naming my laptop, too. :D