Thursday, March 17, 2011


First, my condolences and sympathy with the gentle people of Japan. They were never the enemy in WWII. It was their leadership. Same in Italy and Germany.

I am preparing my laptop for a visit to the HP hospital. I am pretty upset a custom designed somewhat expensive (for me) laptop has several major problems, but it is in warranty, so I better get it fixed soon.

(1) The wireless network card cuts in and out--never happens on my husband's HP desktop, so it is not our wireless router or our ISP which has been painfully verified with many calls to my Internet Service Provider.

(2) Windows 7 Back and Restore is either buggy, or the expensive Blu-Ray CD/DVD player recorder is defective. I have attempted 5 backups of 2x320 GB drives on Memorex DVD+RW disks. It takes quite a few, like over 15 and then it says the Backup failed. HP says it is the Memorex disks so I ordered VERBATIM, a very good brand. At disk 8 it failed for the 6th time.

(3) This laptop has an entertainment module built in called Media Smart. The icon for sound shows it is off all the time, although I have sound. And I so dislike Windows 7, although I seem to be the exception.

S0 I bought an external Seagate USB portable backup drive. It is still backing up over 24 hours!. However, I have tons of photos and graphics and USB powered devices are not as fast as other methods. Since I turned on verify backup it may take another day before it finished.  I see why people dislike backing up their units. It does appear to be functioning properly.

I suppose I will be writing less as I near my procedure and the 3 month healing period. I have another laptop which I may be blog cruising.

My husband's sister from North Carolina is coming to help us some. And I know I will be told to exercise, mostly walk and try to get up to 2 miles, or so I have heard from other patients. It will have to be in the gym on a treadmill, as my allergies go wild outside.


rosaria said...

Oh no, computer trouble are still too fresh for me. So sorry. Hope your next procedures go smoothly, especially with the recuperation time.

Arkansas Patti said...

Wow, didn't know you were going to have such a long recovery. I am so glad your SIL is coming to help you.
I just bought a power treadmill, Walmart's cheapest, and just love it. It takes weather out of the equation. It is smallish and will fold up to save space when not in use. You might want to consider one to help with recovery.
Hope you get your computer well in time. Sorry but I know nothing and can't help.
Do keep us informed when you are going and how you are doing.

faye said...

Sending good vibes for your laptop
and you...

Pat - Arkansas said...

I'm sorry you have laptop troubles! Hope it can be sorted out before you come down here for the ablation.

I had no idea the recovery period was three months. Thank goodness you've got some help coming.

Take care.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey you lost me after the first paragraph. Gosh you know a lot about computers. All I know is the brand name I have and how to turn it on and off. lol
Hope everything goes well with your procedure and your lap top.
Keep me informed
Love ya

Nezzy said...

Sendin' you prayers that everything goes well and the recover is quicker than anticipated.

Hopefully your computer will be up and runnin' so you can keep us updated on your process.

God bless take care of youself sweetie!!!

Dimple said...

Boy, when computers go bad, they go all the way! Sorry you're having such a time.

I hope you heal more quickly than expected and that the laptop is on its best behavior very soon!

Lorna said...

as your other commenters have said, 3 months' recuperation seems so long. I hope your laptop starts behaving, so we can see how you're doing.

CHERI said...

I'm praying for you and your laptop...I'd be lost without mine. I do hope all goes wonderfully well with you and that once it's all over you'll be better than ever!

Jinksy said...

Computer problems are bugging me too, but not as many as you appear to be having - I simply have no sound! Hope you get yours sorted soon! :)

jeannette said...

Oh my, hope all those computer problems can be fixed SOON!
But your recovery is more important -pray all will go well, smooth and a shorter recovery than the hospital thinks you need:)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hope your having a great weekend
Just wanted to say hello

Dimple said...

I just wanted to return your visit, I hope you have your laptop in good working order by now and that you and your family are doing well.


Lisa said...

I will be praying you will be back up and running sooner then expected. More for you then your computer...:)

Hope your doing well!


Nezzy said...

Hey sweetie, I just dropped by to see if ya were up and goin' again.

God bless and have yourself a terrific week!!! :o)

Patty said...

Love my computer, hate it when it acts up. So far this older iMac that Abe had, and he gave it to me when he got a newer model, hasn't been giving me problems like my old PC. I could never seem to get use to the laptop.