oh the stress, what a relief

Yesterday was sooo stressful, but in the end the outcome was good so I can't complain. The (very very helpful) pc man came at lunchtime and discovered that the power supply had blown, which he said was very common and easy to fix. So he tried a new one which worked, and then tested the mother board which was ok. So then he started up the computer and got nothing. Oh, he said, some bad news !?!?!? Apparently our hard disk had been damaged, and we could either try and retrieve everything which would mean sending it away, (and cost a lot of money), try and restore the hard disk or have a new one. Not wonderful news. But then we had a wonderful piece of luck, when everything had been unplugged for the fitting of the new power supply, when it all got plugged in again it worked! I think we were very lucky. The worst thing is that we had everything plugged into an expensive surge protector plug which should have prevented it happening in the first place! So I went back to work very happy. But part two. I came home in the evening and sat down to try and catch up on things, and I could get onto the internet no problem, but not log into any sites. It kept saying there were problems with the websits security certificates. After five phone calls, one system restore and nearly two hours, it got sorted. It was because the time and date had been reset on our computer when the power supply was changed, which meant they didn't match those on the sites I wanted to visit. By this time I was very stressed and exhausted, but so happy now it is sorted. What a week, and it is only wednesday. I shall try to shake off all my worries in my body combat class tonight! To show that I have done a little bit of sewing here is an update on the work in progress I showed you last week, it is coming on! : )

16 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

Whew!
The scenario sounds a little like my problem- it was all power related. Funny, I'd never heard of this problem before and now this is the 3rd mention of it in my circle. Weird. Well, I'm glad you're back up and running with little inconvenience.

Victoria said...

Wow! With your story and Cicada's, I am starting to get a little freaked! Glad that all ended well, but so sorry for all that stress!

High Desert Diva said...

Glad it's working again...we get so attached to them, don't we?

Claire said...

Yay! Gald you're back! We had trouble with J's PC a few months back when the power supply blew - his wasn't that old either! Then there was a time and date issue with my laptop - I sometimes think computers are more trouble than they are worth...and then remember I'd be lost without the internet ;)

(Oh! Hall Green, We live in Olton. There is a patchwork fabric shop just in Hall Green I keep meaning to pop into!) xx

Tizzalicious said...

Eek, I'm glad it's fixed now!

T said...

Sorry to hear of your troubles! I know that has to be so frustrating, we have a dead computer in the corner of the office that I am hoping is just the power source (full of family photos and documents) so I feel your pain. Glad everthing is back up and running.

By the way, Your new project looks fantastic!!

Mrs.French said...

Thank goodness you are back...we missed you.

Annie said...

It must be the week for it, as I have had computer problems too. It worked at school but not at home. Hope it goes today after work as I've had the techo in today.

nuvonova said...

I'm glad it got sorted!

machi said...

yikes, sounds like a computer nightmare! glad it seems all sorted, computer problems are so stressful!!

Sarah McBride said...

glad you are back! now I am scared that MY computer wont work. I think I would go nuts without it!

littlebyRD said...

So sorry to hear you've had to spend so much time on it! Computers....so good sometimes, not so much others. Glad to hear everything is OK.

Julia said...

Whew! I completely know how frustrating computer issues can be, and internet issues to! Miraculous that you didn't lose everything *whew* Hurray! I think that means you get to celebrate a little!

Whoot, whoot!

Hey Harriet said...

Glad you've sorted out your computer problems. I go into panic mode whenever mine starts even slightly misbehaving!

Shayla said...

That is horrible! I hate, hate, hate computer stress.

Cathy said...

glad you got the problem sorted out! the computer is like my lifeline...if my internet connection goes, i feel lost! lol