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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Computer Craziness!!!!

It has been well-established that I am not very tech-savvy. I know just enough to be dangerous. Yesterday my computer was just being annoying. It was slow beyond belief, it kept whirring at some high pitch that would slow it down even more, I mean, it was just plain crazy.

Now, I may not know a lot, but I know that there are some things I can do to try and help. First, I do a disc clean up. A basic one. While doing this, I realize that you can do a more in-depth clean by getting rid of programs that you do not use. Okay, great. I do that. Then I use the Advanced Windows Care to optimize my system and then did a disc defragmenting. I am advised to restart the computer from all of the adjustments I made so that they can take effect. All in all, I've been at it almost an hour. I start up the computer again and things are running beautifully. Until...

There is only one real program that Frank uses on the computer other than the internet, and that is Spider Solitaire. Well, it's gone. I mean G-O-N-E. I did a file/disc search and it's gone. Somehow when I did the more in-depth disc cleanup, that went bye-bye. Okay, I can fix this. I know I can. I do a System Restore and get the computer back to where it was TWO days ago (just to play it safe) and sit back with my fingers crossed. I wait, I sign back in, wait for everything to load and...

It's gone.

G-O-N-E

I'm freaking out more than Frank is at this point. I don't understand how this can be and I don't know enough to do anything about it. AND on top of all that, the computer is running like crap again because I put it back the way it was. So NOW I have to do it all AGAIN!! Feeling cocky, I decide to do a security sweep too and get rid of any viruses or spyware that's lingering around and that took two hours to do!

And in the end...still no Spider Solitaire. If anyone cares to come over and find it and get it back on my computer, I would LOVE to cook you a meal. Call me!

8 comments:

A.Marie said...

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061229114914AAcRBPp

I don't know if this will give you some answers, but copy and paste the above link, in your search engine. Someone had asked this question: "Where can I re-download spider solitaire? It disappeared from my computer?" and it lists people's responses.

I've never heard of Spider Solitaire, but it obviously is on my computer (we have Vista). I'm now curious, so I'm going to go and check it out! :)

jenn said...

Have you tried looking for a version to download online? Maybe google it or something? I have no idea if you will find anything, because I am computer stupid myself.

Grampy said...

I am sorry to laugh. But that is funny. I do feel sorry for all your work. But computers will do that. I am hoping you have the game on CD. That might be the only way to get it back.
Sorry............

Acadia said...

I bet you can go to bestbuy and get a CD of like, 500 solitaire games for like 5 bucks. Don't let the rest of your comp suffer for that one thing. Just get a spiffier version adn get the best of both worlds.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I have been through that so many times that I should be a computer technician by now. All I can suggest is do all the cleaning you originally did then download a copy of the spider solitaire from yahoo downloads or do a google search. These computers have minds of their own no matter what we do.

A Lil Enchanted said...

Hi Stace... I'm sorry you've had computer issues too... I'm sirprised I have hair left after mine... and my computer is lucky that I can't afford to replace it or I would have thrown it out the door. I would think that spider solitaire would be an easy game to find a free download for since it comes on most computers anyway.


Love that game btw... it's a great way to zone out and just not have to think about anything.

I hope you get it all worked out :)

A Lil Enchanted,
~LaShan~

Vicki said...

I didn't read all comments yet so forgive me if I repeat, but did you go back to a reset point? I am so sorry, computers are so stinking frustrating!

Nani said...

did you get the game back yet? if not call me and Brian can help out