June 17, 2002
DeLiriuM's LaPtoP

ARGH!!! I just spent several minutes ranting, and by the time I was done ranting, my login time had expired so when I hit post I lost the whole damned thing!

So of course, now I'm running about as hot as my laptop. *grumble* *grump*

Yes, the laptop is running hot. REALLY hot. Like fried and dead hot. *sighs*

The first sign anything was wrong came when a dialog box displayed in "deLiriuM sPeAk" and then the whole thing locked up soon as I got logged in. So I shut down and rebooted it. And the same thing happened again as Notes was starting (yes, including the Delirium stuff -- its like the laptop was on drugs!).

I shut it down and left it for an hour to cool down. My fan's been going a little weird lately, so I figured that was it. And after the meeting I started it up and down it went. BUT I figured out that even though the machine was frozen, I could still get at it from my desktop. So I started desperately burning a CD. Got through one CD and then it was time to leave to pick up the little ones from their respective daycares.

So I figured I'd keep burning at home, but its running so hot now that I can't keep it up at all. I've got to try again tomorrow when its cold and fresh in the morning. Some important stuff, like Quicken, is still on there!

Either way, the hard drive is NOT going to Toshiba for repair. I know that's not the root of the problem, so it isn't leaving my hands. There is far too much very precious data on that drive. And unfortunately, since there is only one other Toshiba in the company, and that's Charlies, its not like I can just pop the HD into another laptop and get the data burned off of it. *sighs* I'm just going to have to be patient and wait to get my laptop back. With a new fan and motherboard, likely.

I just hope it doesn't take too long! Yes, I'm going through withdrawal... go ahead, laugh! I am. *chuckles* I have to, or I'll cry. *wry smiles*

Posted by Deb Atwood at June 17, 2002 10:28 PM
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