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I broke my computer the other day cause it was going slow. I'm guessing it's my fault, i should really have more patience, but I was mad because I had 3 more chapters of Cody Miller on there that I was going to post up THAT EXACT DAY! :(
I also had a book I was writing and it already had 15 chapters...I lost it all. So, I'm never going to smack the palm of my hand on a computer screen EVER AGAIN 'cause last time I did that, something very bad happened...
I'm just mad about all the stuff that was saved on there that I can't get back, especially Cody Miller, because i dont think I'm going to e able to remember all of tat, and they were really long chapters, I was proud of myself...Oh well, just have to make it even better this time XD
Anyway, just wanted to explain why I havn't been on authors lately, I'm using my mom's computer whenever she come back from work, but im etting a new laptop for christmas, so you'll see me on much more frequentely after december :)

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Comment by Kay Elizabeth on December 17, 2009 at 12:39am
Oh no, Alex! I'm so sorry to hear that. What happened to it? If it was going slow you could have a virus or it could just need cleaned out of temp files and other junk. When was the last time you ran the disk cleanup or defrag?

If you don't have an antivirus program, you can download the free version of this one and run it: I use this myself and it's great.

Are you sure it's dead completely? Because sometimes a computer repair store can retrieve the information from the hard drive if you take it in. If the drive itself is not fried, you may be able to. In fact, there's every chance they could but get a quote first before handing it over as to how much it would be.

I feel your pain. I had a computer that died and I lost irreplaceable family photos. Hope some of that helps.
Comment by Kay Elizabeth on December 20, 2009 at 5:24am
Alex, today I took the cover off mine because it's been very slow to start up recently and the cooling fan was thick with dust. It's been ages since I cleaned that. You need to be VERY careful if you take the cover off yourself (and unplug it all completely first!!) to clean it. I was thinking perhaps it could be a simple issue like that. Mine is much better now.

Disclaimer: You need a can of compressed air to blow all the muck out. Do so at your own risk! Take it to a professional if you don't know anything about the insides because a computer is delicate.

At least you have your laptop to look forward to. Lucky you. :) It's always good to have a backup though.


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