Tuesday, November 4, 2008

YESSSSSSSS


This morning I had a bit of a scare, and no I'm not talking about the picture that I took of myself (though yes, it is a wee bit scary). After updating a driver on the computer (I think the update was for my graphics card?), my screen resolution changed and looked crazy. The icons were huge, so I went to change it. I wasn't sure which resolution to change it to, but figured I'd figure it out. Well, this is where it all began. I apparently chose a resolution that was too high for the monitor that I have, and the screen went completely black and left me with an error message stating that the frequency was too high. I couldn't change it back; I restarted the computer and still nothing but a black screen and the same error message. I was devastated! I called LG first (the monitor people) and they had me try a few things but to no avail. They just suggested I call Gateway (the computer people), so I called. They suggested the same things and still nothing worked. They eventually just told me that my graphics card had gone bad and that I needed to send in the computer for repair. Ugh! I was so upset- that would have meant no blogging, no facebook, no music downloads, nothing. Whatever would I have done without my precious computer?!? I spent most of the day just sitting on the futon watching TV, ew. My car part still hasn't come in and I'm still without a car and am literally stranded here at the apartment. I decided after a while to mess with the computer some more, and found a solution afterall. There were only 3 things available to me, the F2 option (some BIOS something or another), F8 (safemode), and the F10 (Boot menu or something like that). Though none of these did anything for me, I did find that if I pushed all of these in a certain order, with the F8 buttong being last, I was given the option on the safe mode menu to restart the computer in the lowest resolution. I was saved!!! How this happened, I haven't a clue, but I do know that my computer is up and running and that I am smarter than those people at LG and Gateway. lol, okay maybe not. But I feel great, I feel triumphant, I am a winner! Yay for me!!! Arthur, you can thank me later. P.S. If the music begins to play as you read this post, and you read at a decent speed, the music should coincide perfectly with my story. I just realized this as I reread it on the blog. hee hee

12 comments:

hoLLy said...

that picture of you is priceless. thanks for a laugh today:)

also, congrats on your computer skillz. you are smarter than all those computer geeks!

devri said...

can you come play with my computer


That face is priceless..

cyndi/mom/nana said...

You are definitely smarter than the computer geeks hey maybe even smarter than the internet guy. Good for you.

jOeY said...

Good job!

Moon Devious said...

Ha ha, lovin the picture, even though i already heard the story last night. I'm so proud of you, you smart person!

-Melissa- said...

Good job! Now I know who to turn to when I have computer problems.

Patty said...

Wow, I'm impressed! Maybe you should become a computer repairman!!

Tiffany said...

Ok, I would never have even thought to try something like that. You're a lot smarter than I would have been!

Yvonne Kizerian said...

Just like you, I would be in a quite awful state without my computer. Being w/o a computer AND a car would just send me over the edge!!

Glad you figured it out. :) Stupid Gateway guys.

Cindy said...

You crack me up!

HIRSCHI FAMILY said...

My mom had the same problem with her computer, but I don't know if she made quite as funny of a face! I love reading your blog, you make me laugh no matter what kind of mood I am in! I miss sleep overs and making commercials from the good old days!

Grammy Staffy said...

It sounds to complicated for this simple minded grammy to follow.


Love the picture....at first I thought it was a picture of you looking at me in a bathing suit.