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Hit by a Bug

May 2, 2010

Several years ago, I was reading different blogs and heard about this virus bug that can cripple your computer... kill it. I read many times where they lost their files, priceless pictures, their whole life. I never thought it could be me. But about a year ago I got an external drive to protect myself from something I thought would never hit me...

Well it did!! On Friday night, my world came crashing in with a bug that totally took down my computer. Thank goodness, for the most part, I had everything saved to my external hard drive. But I must admit that I didn't have EVERYTHING saved there. That is why I only cried for a little bit. Then I got mad at the people that could do this! How could someone knowlingly hurt others by infecting them with this computer virus.

On the advice of a friend I took my computer to a local computer doctor and got my computer wiped and reinstalled. Well, I have to load my programs back on and try to get back what I lost. This is going to take days, weeks but hopefully not months.

So the moral of this story, please if any of you are out there that are saying this could happen to me... don't believe it! Please, please, please protect yourself invest in an external hard drive.

So for now I will be away a few days as I try to reinstall and re-update my computer...

PS I can't even load a picture right now because I have to reinstall my external drive. AGGREVATING!!!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

This is very flustering and I like you do not understand anyones desire to do anything like this... Best of luck to you.....

Julie said...

So very sorry this happened to you, Sheila! So upsetting...sorry for all the work you'll have to do to get back on track. What a wonderful thing you had most of your things saved!

Hope your weekend is great even with all this going on!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sheila, I am so sorry to hear this. I hope you are able to recover everything soon.

Love the name of your blog....just delightful!!

Happy Sunday.

Barb ♥

Leah C said...

What a nasty bug! I'm so, so sorry it bit your computer:( Let me know if there's anything I can do...

T's Daily Treasures said...

So sorry to hear about this! I don't even understand all this computer stuff to understand how it can happen. I just wonder why people in this world don't have something better to do with their time. I mean, how do they gain by spreading a virus to innocent people who are just going about their daily lives. Hope you get it all worked out soon. :) Tammy

Stephanie said...

I feel your pain. My work computer crashed 3-1/2 weeks ago, and I've been trying to hobble along without all my hard drive info on my new computer. I finally got it on Friday, so now I'll try to recreate what I had. Hope you didn't lose too much and can get up and running quickly!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

How frightening!! Can I ask if you knew where the bug came from, was it an email or link?

After reading so many of those same tragic blog stories, I got an external hard drive too, and have it programed to automatically back up once a week.

I hope to see you this weekend at the farm! I'm figuring out babysitting schedules right now.

Beth Gales said...

Same thing happened to melast week but luckily it did not attack the hard-drive...a pain and a scare nonetheless!

the turtle triplet said...

I'm sorry to hear of your computer debacle. No fun, I'm sending good vibes your way so that all this may be behind you by now.

On the upside, I LOVE your blog. It's beautiful. I look forward to exploring it more when time allows.

All of the best,
Jane

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