Computers!!!

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  1. Rove

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    Good to hear Barbara. When I've upgraded to a new PC it's an opportunity to ask myself, "Do I really need that on this flashy new computer. My latest computer has - of course - Windows 10 and only the software programs I tend to use, nothing else. I decided to keep everything personal off it and back this information up on 3 external drives. Why 3? 2 are portable drives and the third is a large capacity memory stick which goes everywhere with me. Call me anal but I've had to deal with far too many irate customers yelling abuse because it was my fault I didn't regularly back up their personal information.

    I have my fingers and toes crossed for you :)
     
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    it was all going so well until I tried to play a CD or DVD and no drivers to do it

    The shop downloaded software and drivers and still wouldn't work so off it goes for repair again for 3rd time since Dec

    Guess I need to get another one soon if this cant be resolved!!!
     
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    I hope you weren't trying to watch Lorimar Dallas. This would be most unsettling. :bh:
     
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    well!! Losing the will - took it back after DVD/CD not recognised, they kept it a week, said it was fixed, got it home and 2 hours later back at a well known retailer in UK as guess what No DVD/CD recognition!!!

    So its away again

    Im kind of hoping they don't fix it as my contract says after 3 times of same complaint, I get my ££££ back that I paid for it, and can chose new!!
     
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    had to send it back for another week, got it back last night and seems to be working :heels:

    Yay and at long last

    I hate scrolling on a phone!
     
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    Are/were you running a business on that computer?
     
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    no, just for personal use, touch wood , all is well (speaks softly in hused tones lol)
     
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    well........................:brick::2B::craz::head: I spoke too soon and will be taking it back tomorrow

    Its logging me on every time with a temp profile and no files or pics in my Docs/Pics etc

    G R O A N
     
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    Well, I have been computerless for last 9 days again, went to collect it tonight and guess what

    its been rebooted so have to load everything back on but ………………………………..

    there are no DVD drivers so nothing plays or inserts, wont let me install my Microsoft as its older than 2010, I don't need a new one, I don't use it that much, only for word and pics and im still on temp profile

    Where is my shotgun Miss Ellie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????????????????
     
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    Well, its been a while but i have my computer back and touch wood, the problem has been fixed but I wont hold me breath.
    hate following websites on my phone!
     
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    Glad you got the computer problem sorted. I don't mind reading the forum on the phone, in fact I do that all the time these days. But it's definitely easier to post from the computer.
     
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    Spoke too soon Karin, back for repair!!
    Cest la vie
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    I hope you get it sorted soon!
     
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    Barbara is it just the CD/DVD Disc Drive which isn't working? If so - and depending how often you use it - it might be worth investigating/purchasing an external CD/DVD Reader/Writer. They are plug & play compatible for Windows Operating Systems and are available on Amazon U.K.
     
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    hi
    thanks for your kind advice, its a hardware and soft ware issue and has been ongoing this year. The people in the store say it should be written off but PC world IT say No
    Out of principal im holding off replacing it as my contract says if it cant be repaired - after x number of attempts, I should get my money back and can get a new one to that value

    so Im holding out for that option, they have written support letters to say the same
    Ive got it back - today so currently adding everything back on again!!
    Love BF x
     
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    Fingers crossed :)
     
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