As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It's also so we can find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. Members come here to check in. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here. We care.So, my computer is BORKED! I has a sad! :(
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Am writing this on FloridaSNMom's computer, because currently my computer is not functioning. Well, it is functioning but I'm running either Ubuntu or Chrome OS via CD drive.
Dad is running some diagnostics while I'm working tomorrow evening...and hopefully something will be able to fix it. Otherwise, I think I will have to take it somewhere and get it professionally looked at (which is an expense that I really, really can't afford right now).
According to the repair thing that runs via Microsoft they can't fix it through this program, and I have the option to send the data to Microsoft (which I do) and apparently there are no system restore points (nevermind Dad had set up some restore points when this particular computer was his....) so yeah. That is where I am currently sitting with that. There may be some change tomorrow night when I get home from work...but I'm not going to hold my breath on that account.
5:53 AM PT (FloridaSNMOM): Per Caedy's request I edited some of her typos. I could tell she wrote it last night at 11pm when she was half asleep! Her computer is booting to the windows error screen where it gives her options, like repair start up. Only it won't actually repair. When she's running Ubuntu via the CD drive it isn't even seeing the hard drive. So we're not sure what's up with that. I would think if the hard drive was fried it wouldn't boot up even that far, but obviously there's something wrong with it.