Friday, March 13, 2015

Computer Problems

DeBary, FL.

66 deg. overcast, no wind.

Forecast = Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 85F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.

The other day, just after Jim finished reading blogs and checking the news on the laptop computer, he went to shut it down and there was a message that there was an automatic update. It said that it would update automatically or he could choose to update right then.

He chose to update then.

Well, it started the update and then as the computer was updating, this normal message came up. It says "Getting Windows Ready, Don't shut off your computer". All seemed to going well, but the message just stayed there and it never went away. In other words, the computer just stopped working, right in the middle of the update!!!!

Jim tried a few things, but nothing seemed to work, so finally after about 2 hours, he called The Florida PC Doctor. Dave is the one who set the laptop up for Jim and Linda originally and he's very knowledgeable and his prices are reasonable.

Come to find out, there are many computers that are having a problem. It seems that there's a program called Panda Antivirus, (that is installed on the laptop), that had a problem and messed everything up. Dave has been working non-stop to try to fix everyone's computers, (a lot of businesses in the area included), so today, I think that Jim is going to take ours over to his house so he can work on it when he gets home.

In the meantime, the desktop computer that Linda uses was not affected because it doesn't have the Panda software, so we are still able to get on the internet. I'm having a real problem with using it though. I've almost fallen twice and it's very inconvenient for me!!

So, we're hoping that Dave can fix the laptop and that the glitch hasn't wiped out a bunch of stuff, which I understand is very possible. :-(

A Point to Ponder: Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.


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