Tuesday, July 13, 2010
But I Wasn't Ready Yet...
Have you ever had that sick feeling deep down inside the pit of your belly when you think you've lost something very important? Well, that's exactly the feeling I DID NOT want to have, when I recently noticed my PC having problems breathing. Photos were taking forever to load, programs were dragging and surfing the net was a chore! For some reason, I've never invested in an external hard drive and believe it or not, I think I've only backed up my computer once in the ten years I've had it...I'll consider myself lucky...ONCE!
Scenario....last Friday I started praying, Saturday, I started removing old programs not being used....Monday, I purchased my first 500 GB external hard drive and backed up everything. The thought of losing all of my photos, and business files made me a little queasy for a few days.Tuesday, It did a test drive crash and rebooted on it's own, Wednesday, it crashed and I breathed a sigh of relief...I had lost an old friend who was headed for hardware heaven.
What's a girl to do?....Well, shop of course!! After three days of searching the net, talking with my techie friends and driving around town, I'm happy to report that I was back up and running by the weekend! Today..I'm smiling. I should have done this 5 years ago!! I won't tell you what I got, but it's a "hog" and I can't wait for it to get here!..what's that you say? Oh yeah, I got a lap top on clearance too!!
So..lesson for today..if you don't have an external drive...GET ONE, and back up your computer often! Don't take the chance that I did, especially if you have a business.
Unveling with new technology...