Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Computers, Can't Live With 'Em, Can't Live With(out) 'Em

Of course Monday, bright and early the (work) computer was not on when I came in. It's weird that the screen is blank and when you wiggle the mouse, nothing.  It's been doing that for a few weeks now.  Anyway, so I had to reboot the bad way. The tower shows on with lights but it's not on. Very weird. Then the bad thing happened...QuickbooksPro, our accounting that I do EVERYTHING on has apparently crashed. I was able to get online help with the them and they accessed the computer, uninstalled the program and reinstalled and it is now working.  Was a bit freaked as Friday is payroll!!!!

Today, CRIPES!!!! I also have Quicken on the computer to keep my personal stuff and pay bills and so on and so on.  I have always had the two programs on the computer(s) since the early 90's, well, when I opened the Quicken it says there is a problem with the Quicken installation and that I need to uninstall and then reinstall and that my data is not affected.   Good thinig the data is there, somewhere, as I never back up my personal stuff...not smart. 

All this computer stuff this morning got started when I tried to go online to pay the electric bill for the cabin and apparently the electric company website doesn't recognize my email address to pay the bill (which I have done many times) yet they sent me the email to remind me. I tried opened the Quicken program to find the account number so I could call and talk to someone (funny, talk to someone) and pay the bill....EGADS!!!!! Not good for me.

My stomach is in knots every morning wondering if I will be able to do any work on this thing, and the computer is only 2 years old.  Should not have these issues. 

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Sad note....A flies back to California today...will miss her.

3 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I hate computers. I love what they do, but I hate the computers themselves. Lots more work than they need to be and why do they have to fail so completely. One day they are working, the next day you can't get a thing out of them.

Kay said...

If my computer went you'd see my hair turn white overnight. I has become such a necessary part of our lives! I'll keep my fingers crossed that yours behaves itself.

carma said...

some days I love to imagine a life free from the stress of computers!! Hope you are back up and running smoothly with all your programs