So, my desktop computer is dying a slow, painful death. I’ve been fairly convinced that it’s on its last legs for roughly 2 years. But now, I’m really sure that it’s going to die. I will, once again, start backing up my files.
Reasons I believe my computer is going to die:
- It’s running really slow and no amount of maintenance is speeding things up.
- It decided that it no longer had Excel installed on it. All I had to do was pop in the MS Office disc for 37 seconds (not install it, just put the disc in) in order for it to realize that it does in fact have Excel.
- It can take as long as 13 minutes to restart my computer and be able to do things again.
- It stalls on the stupidest tasks… like opening a folder. It’s not even a hidden folder, or tricky in some way. It’s a folder on my desktop. It’s been there forever.
Reasons it will be really sad if my computer dies tomorrow:
- I have to ship my laptop back to Toshiba for a new hard-drive and won’t get it back for two weeks. I would be without internet for two weeks. *gasp*
- My laptop is incapable of recording music and I like to, so it doesn’t really work for me.
- A new desktop would also be incapable of recording music (thanks Windows 7), so this dinosaur is my only hope of recording in real time.
- I haven’t backed up my files and probably won’t tonight.
- All my favorites, shortcuts, and in progress projects will be lost (see point 4).
As you can see, the death of my computer would be very sad indeed although not unexpected.