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Computer problems!!!!!


I’m feeling quite sad because I have not been able to upload any garden photo’s for over a week now.
We had two computers die within a few days of each other, a laptop and a desk top. In both cases the “mother boards” had fried. We were amazed to be left computerless at home so suddenly.
Thankfully a friend bought us a mini computer from UK that we plan to take with us when we travel. With this I can get on line and look at all your pics, so that is the good news.
Today my husband is taking delivery of a new full size laptop, so once it is set up I should be able to start uploading again.
We are hoping that we can retrieve all our photo’s and other work from the old hard drives, but all this will take time.
Computers are a blessing but when they go wrong they are a frustration too. They are wonderful for communication and I’m sure none of us want to go back to the old days, but my-oh-my sometimes they cause an awful lot of bother.
Oh well GOYers you will have to make do with my old pics until we get organised, but be sure I will be posting more of our beautiful bit of Hungary as soon as I can.

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How frustrating for you Chrispook. I sympathise as I know exactly what it is like. You are not alone, it happens to everyone once at least. The trick is, always, and I mean always putting data on a disc. Every now and then I burn all my new pics so they won't be lost. All my favourite programs, address book etc. I have on CD, just as a backup. Note: you also have to put the install or unzip part of that program on, or else it won't work. I have learned my lesson 10 years ago. I also have a laptop and a Macintosh, so I always duplicate my files. I have not had a motherboard fried, but my daughter had with her notebook. She could not get it fixed and had to purchase a new computer. I do hope the technician can retrieve your data. My other daughter had a Mac notebook and Macs can "talk" to each other, so mine was talking to her hard drive and retrieved her data. It is such a nuisance as you say, because we are almost started to rely on these funthings. They now are our information bank for everything. Well, it should be great to have a new computer. Have fun!

16 Jul, 2008


I also fully sympathise, Chris! I was recently without 'net access for nearly 3 weeks. Look forward to seeing more pics from you soon. Best Wishes!

16 Jul, 2008


aw chris thats awful, 2 computers breaking down at the same time. i would be lost without my laptop, i dread the day it all goes horribly wrong, think then ill just pinch my daughters one lol

16 Jul, 2008


You poor, poor thing! What a dreadful nightmare for you, Chris! I really hope you can retrieve all your precious photos. Nice that you can still talk to us, though!

16 Jul, 2008


Hi Chris, I don't know much about computers but I remember when I was without mine for a weekend, and how annoyed it made me feel. I hope it's all sorted out for you soon and you can load more photos. I love looking at your garden.

16 Jul, 2008


I have my own laptop its only the main one upstairs that normally goes wrong which did the other week and my daughters and hubby were using mine,so frustrating when i wanted to use it i was like have you finished yet? LOL.

16 Jul, 2008


Thanks for your kind commiserations everyone. The good news is that we now have the new laptop, and once Roger has had time to set it up, install programmes etc, we should be in business. The desktop is repairable but will probably be a couple of weeks before it is home, which was cheaper than a new one.

17 Jul, 2008

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