Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Say hello to my little friend"

I'm a very happy girl now.  I have my new toy to play with - my iMAC!  Not bragging ladies, just sharing my happiness with you.   But let me also share my frustration with my old computer.  It was just not cutting it any more.  I literally had to turn it on, walk away, let it load up and then return in 10 minutes.  My husband tried everything but could not get it to run any better.  It all happened after I saw that popular commercial promising that your computer would run faster and  better after you did x,y and z.  Don't believe it, it's a bunch of crock.  It messed everything up, it hid files, slowed it even more, crashed, blocked us from accessing anything literally, and kept finding a gazillion errors and viruses- all fake.  He called the so called company and of course, they tried to sell him a program to clean it up and to maintain it.  They helped, supposedly delete their download, but it just would not work.  He finally started researching on going to different blogs and found that it was all a scheme to sign you up for their service.  

If you happen to get in the same mess I did, I suggest you go to thisbleepingcomputer.com.  They provided us with information to be able to restore the computer to a workable state.  However it was not the same.  At least they gave us resources to be able to retrieve all our information and thousands of family treasured photos.  We probably could have taken it in to clean up even more, but we decided it was time to upgrade. I've been a Mac fan for years - that's what I use at work - but my husband has slowly converted. 


"Say hello to my little friend"


I hope to you don't ever experience this.  You can't believe the anxiety I experienced when I thought I had lost everything. The moral of this story is don't download shtuff you don't know anything about, k ladies?  Has anyone else experienced this?  Hugs to all of you.


Jenny

8 comments:

  1. Oh YES!!!!! Jenny! Welcome to Mac World!!! I'm so happy for you!! Stop on by my blog and pick up one of my sidebar images that reads "I replaced a PC." You'd love it! Happy, happy, joy, joy!

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  2. Have fun with your new toy.:)

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  3. Ay muchacha, I know that feeling....I did lose everything on my Dell a couple of years ago. I was doing some research on Christmas traditions around the world, when I clicked on a link and all hell broke loose....was attacked by a vicious virus, killing my Dell, RIP!! I lost all sorts of info, a transcript from a book I was writing about my experiences rearing an autistic child, pictures of my grandies when they were babies and a list of my grandmother's "dichos." I really should have backed all that up!!

    My bro gave me a flash drive to back up my stuff but I haven't downloaded the software yet...I know, I'm asking for it!! But congrats on your Mac...I've heard they're wonderful. As for that commercial, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is....sounded like a real scam to me from the get-go, but then I tend to question everything!! LOL

    Have a great week and enjoy your new 'puter.

    Abrazos,
    Georgina

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  4. i got this VERY same computer this past spring. LOVING it! let me know if you have any questions..no "expert" here but have learned a lot through "trial and error." Congrats and have fun! :)

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  5. Ahhh! So are you saying that the mac is better than the pc? If so, then our prayers have been answered. We are having the same problem and my hubbie is considering getting a mac, but we have been trying to find out if it's worth it or will we be in the same boat months from now. Tell me, tell me:-) So glad that you posted this!

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  6. Jenny make sure to upgrade your operating system to Lion. It will probably be free for you cause you just got your machine...go to www.apple.com to see if yours is free. If it isn't it is 29 dollars and AWESOME!!!! Xo

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  7. Oh, I would love a Mac...maybe soon =) Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! diane xo

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Sweet friends...thank you for your kind comments.