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14 January 2006 @ 08:47 am
I need a new computer. I admit it. Happy now?  
So as college is quite a ways off, I have decided to hit up my family to help me to get a new one for school. Those of you who have spoken to me on AIM for five minutes (which I highly recommend, if for no reason than I personally like talking to new people on AIM) are familiar with Edward's attitude. If you haven't yet why not? here is a brief summary of the situation:

Edward, my laptop, is a secondhand HP Omnibook 6000, a computer that hasn't been made since, I believe, 1999. I got him this summer with a week of loyal service. Then my brother got his hands on him and upgraded him to XP. Despite repeated attempts to undo the damage this caused, it was too late: Edward freezes all the time, usually in the middle of AIM convos. When he freezes, I don't sign off of AIM so people usually have no clue I was gone and keep talking to me, prompting me to have to tell them to repeat themselves. Edward has good days, where he goes hours or even a whole day without freezing, and bad days, where he freezes several times in a row every few minutes. I am sure spilling milk in him in September didn't help, either. (I mean, his name is Edward, for Chrissakes.)

So while I have never lost any writing to the cavern that is Edward's shaky harddrive, I am constantly afraid of him crashing for good, plus research is a pain in the ass to do because of the tendency to freeze. (I am in the habit of hitting Ctrl+S every few seconds and have been ever since I was writing on my other computer, a nine year old HP that also freezes quite often, but that's an age thing.) So yes, I am admitting that I need a new computer (despite this one technically actually being my new computer.) And I will get a new computer. Eventually.
Lady Cyon: Church of Elric Smexwofl_iron on January 14th, 2006 09:05 am (UTC)
I am sure spilling milk in him in September didn't help, either. (I mean, his name is Edward, for Chrissakes.)

...sorry, but I laughed. XDDD

But, sucks that you need to get a new one. D: Have you tried backinging everything up on disk and then doing a complete system wipe/reboot?? It'd be a pain in the ass, but it might work.
dracschick: wwdddracschick on January 14th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
I feel for you......
I had an old computer last year that crashed constantly. I got a HP but I don't recommend it. You have to make your own recovery disc. yeah, they don't include the extras. IMO, Dell is the best one out there.


good luck with your old computer.

take care,