Yesterday our computer went down – and we thought we might have lost it, along with our minds (in more ways than one, because everything and I mean EVERYTHING lives in that computer).
What happened? Well an update, following which the computer restarted. And suddenly a black screen with a window stating that ‘Start up Repair’ was running and ‘may take a few minutes’. Thirty minutes later – still running, and we began to wonder what was going on. So out came our little notebook – thank heaven for a second computer – and we did a little research. We found folks who’d purposefully run Start-up Repair, and waited 9-12 hours, even one who waited 3 1/2 days, for it to complete.
Well, I got on the horn (actually a chat support) and asked about this. Eventually the answer – give it 3 hours, then manually shut down, and boot with recovery disc or do a reinstall of Windows. Oh, man!
Well, about 2 hours later, we walked into the computer room to find it awake and running and all programs and files intact!
Whew! So now – get those photos and a few other things backed up properly, and stop procrastinating. At least if we have to buy another computer we have things saved. What do you all do with your photos and important files?
In the meantime – a little more progress made with snowball blocks. And another part of the kitchen cleaned.