Monday, August 3, 2009

My computer is stuck in a time warp

It feels like I am living in the movie Groundhog Day. Every time I go to CNN.com to view "Now in the News," it shows anchor Virginia Cha last Wednesday, July 29th at 1:30 pm, wearing the same hot pink blazer, saying the same old news stories about terrorist groups, etc. Every time I check my favorite blogs, they are stuck on whatever entry was posted by last Wednesday, July 29th at 1:30 pm. And I KNOW the world has had updates since last Wednesday...because this weekend I used Jerry's laptop to double-check and felt illuminated to learn all that had gone on in the world since my computer got stuck in a time warp.

We have a solution for all our laptop's problems. Maybe it is a bit neanderthal-esque, but we just move anything important onto an external hard drive, then wipe the computer clean, followed by a reinstallation of all programs and such. So I'm not too worried, but haven't gotten around to doing the "computer clean up" yet, so if anybody has better ideas for fixing the problem, please let me know. I am also interested to know what causes this sort of problem, if anybody else out there has experienced it.

4 comments:

Holly Smith said...

Your computer solutions sound better than mine. Mine consist of restarting my computer and if that doesn't work than I call my sister/dad/friend/etc. Yes. :)t

Eric & Sarita said...

Did you try clearing out your cache? I have no idea what's causing your problem, but it's something to try. Good luck!

C Tam said...

Yay! It fixed itself! Well, I did clear out the cache and restored the system to an earlier date than last Wednesday, so those two actions might have had something to do with the fix. But neither of them appeared to work right after I finished the process, so maybe it was a delayed response if they are indeed responsible for the fix. Anyway, life is good. Yay for my computer being back in the here and now. Thanks for the sympathy emails and helpful comments. =)

The Hendricks ID said...

I am not really commenting about yor computer problems but I hadn't been on your blog befroe so I went back to older entries to see what you were doing because I heard you had moved. I related with your meltdown (because they don't always go away right when you have the baby :) so I just wanted to say it is nice to post about meltdowns and the other stuff as well. Sometimes I check people's blogs and start feeling down on myself because catching a small glimps of someones life sometimes you only see the funstuff they are doing. I just wanted to say thanks because maybe I am somewhat normal:)