You guys worry, considering my health problems I don't blame you, so I'm giving you a heads up.
My brand new computer (which replaced my prior 7 year old tower of misery) has been giving me grief, didn't work properly since day 1 which I blamed on PEBCAK (Problem Exists Between Chair and Keyboard) errors, but have steadily increased. I've been in frequent contact with Dell and, it seems, every "fix" seems to create its own new set of problems or make the other ones worse.
The biggest ones are with Internet Explorer repeatedly becoming unresponsive or just plain crashing or failing to open, losing sound, freezing, and then yesterday, after a Dell Tech guided me to "reset" Internet Explorer, the whole thing just crashed. I was told I had to reset the puter to Day 1 which I will not do myself (I'm an old person who is not tech saavy and I've played enough "follow the technicians directions" in the past several weeks that I cry just thinking about it). So I'm again going to pay the computer guy to come by and ues some kind of Set Back To Day 1 thing Dell is going to send.
That was yesterday.
Today I was greeted not only by the Blue Screen of Death indicating hardware problems, but the computer woudn't boot up properly (another Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown), but while I was writing down the technical details, the error message became unresponsive and my system froze. The computer wouldn't let me log off as it kept hanging with the Windows 7 spinning circle to the point I had to call Dell yet again.
Long story short, another unproductive session with the Dell Tech and their blanket apologies and reassurance that the Day 1 reset would work. Frankly, we'll see. IMHO this one is a lemon.
Anyway, I did get an email about why I really haven't been on much and wanted to avoid worrying anyone else. For right now, this minute, I'm online. In 10 minutes who knows.
Just wanted to heads up everyone that it may likely be late Sunday (when the computer guy comes) or Monday when I hope to be reliably back up.
This is making me want to plug in and reassemble my 7 year old tower of misery.
UPDATE: IE Sucks Edition: Yes, IE sucks as some of you noted. It's what I'm used to, but I did have the computer guy dwnload and install Firefox as a backup. This is how I'm reaching out and touching you right now. However, even a secondary browser doesn't help if the puter freezes, crashes, puts up error screens, etc.