The Day The Music Died

My laptop’s been playing up for the past few days, which is why I haven’t replied to a lot of emails. I’m really sorry for anyone who is waiting a response, I’ll get to it as soon as I can.

Basically, Fin, my laptop, decided to have the equivalent of a heart attack. 😛 I was listening to music and typing my previous post (Almost) Three Years of Love, decided to open a new tab in Firefox to check out another website, and my laptop froze. Fantastic. 😐 I thought I’d wait a while, and after waiting a minute, the music I was playing in iTunes decided to stop, too. My cursor didn’t move and after hitting Ctrl+Alt+Delete and having nothing happen, I forced the laptop to shut down by holding the power button.

After that, Fin wasn’t the same. He started up and he would run a lot of disk checks, and there was this ridiculous notice telling me that the laptop didn’t shut down – blah, blah, blah. Windows didn’t load. I had to go through the process of forcing a shut down about three times before another disk check ran on its own and Windows finally loaded.

I’m on Windows Vista, and for anyone who says that it sucks balls… please don’t. I am well aware of that. But in the near two years I’ve had this laptop, I haven’t had any problems with the operating system. Any. I swear – any. The only problem I’ve truly had with my laptop is that he pants in the summer when the weather is really hot, hence he overheats. But yes, I know Vista is lame, I don’t need to be reminded. I’m most likely going to upgrade to Windows 7 anyway, since James offered me last year but I wasn’t prepared to delete and re-install everything. 😦

This problem continued for a couple of days. I also had a lot of trouble shutting down. I waited an hour, and Fin said ‘logging off’. After a whole hour, too. 💣 I’m so lame; I even kept talking to him and telling him to please cooperate.

It wasn’t a virus either, and cleaning my laptop didn’t work. A lot of things didn’t help until James helped me out. We set my laptop’s settings to ensure it was the best for performance, which made the UI look like Windows 98. Haha, good times. 😆 I wasn’t bothered by it; in fact, James said, “Hey, don’t you like retro things?” 😄

Well, it was alright, except it looked a little ugly and weird, and I wasn’t used to it. Yeah, David Tennant was still on my desktop and not as pixelated as the text. 😋 In the end, I disabled and re-enabled my docks (ObjectDock and RocketDock), did a system restore, and with more of James’s help, I installed a new driver for what appeared to be my monitor. Yikes.

Basically, that solved the problem, and Fin is fine and healthy. 🙂

A couple of days ago I had some bullshit with the wireless internet. My brother was keen on helping me out and we spent a lot of time reinstalling the wireless router many times. After completely and totally resetting our internet as if we were starting totally fresh – everything was A OK!

Pah, that’s all for technological troubles, I’m sure we’ve all had our own, right?

I’m now a little down because Lilian left for Malaysia earlier this evening, and James is going to Hong Kong tomorrow. I shall miss them so much. 😞 I’m looking forward to seeing Ben Jorgensen in concert on Saturday, but after that I really don’t know. I hope I won’t get lonely and that they’ll be back before I know it. Hoho. 😁 ♥️ And I guess, thank goodness for technology, because there is still some way we can keep in touch. 😉

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