Arrgghh...

Aug. 7th, 2015 04:07 pm
dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (bag end 2 by <lj user="danae_b">)
I wanted to do some writing and posting this week, but right now I'm only able to use my iPad for anything much, and for some reason it's logged me out of some sites and won't let me log back in. Luckily LJ is not one of them.

For days my desktop has been alternatively freezing up to the point of me having to shut down, telling me a page is not responding due to "long-running script" or simply telling me that a page is not loading for no particular reason. It took me nearly two hours just to look at my lovely Silm B'day cards a while ago. I am SO frustrated.

Tried twice to get into Norton for help, but the page freezes up on me while I'm trying; does anyone know their help phone number??

This is my third attempt to post this. Hopefully it will "take" this time. *crosses fingers*
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"such and such is not responding due to a long-running script"?

I get the choice of clicking "stop script" or closing the pop-up bar. It doesn't matter which I choose, it comes right back, and I can do nothing with the page, including close it. I usually have to close all tabs. Sometimes a page will work for a few minutes and sometimes it won't even load. Or the original page works but the links on the page won't.

I've been getting this on almost every page I open for the last day or two. It's a miracle this one's working.
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Does anyone know if SoA is down?

My computer had a virus, and I was online and on the phone with Norton all afternoon getting it de-bugged. Unfortunately, the tech person had to de-install Firefox, which put me back to IE as my main (only actually only) browser, and wiped out my favorites; trying to get SoA back on the list and none of the links are working for me. I don't know if it's down, or if it's just me.

AACKK!!

May. 11th, 2012 05:36 pm
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OK, it was probably dumb of me to assume I was all right with my Microsoft Home and Student Office program. I did not know it was a trial program-- I've been using it since 2007, after all. BUT NOW THEY TELL ME IT IS EXPIRED. ALL MY FILES ARE BASICALLY USELESS. I can open them and read them, but they will not allow me to save anything, or copy, or paste. Every fic I am working on, my finish-a-thon crossover, "Ancestress", my most recent challenge story, all of them. And my 100 things that I was working on. Dozens and dozens of files, now unusable. And if I want to convert over to buying it, I can't even find out the price for the program I have-- they want me to go straight to 2010 version, which I don't know will work to open the files I did with the old program. Not to mention we can't afford it.

I have some things backed-up in Google.docs and some things in Dropbox, but not the most recent versions. I quit using Google.docs so much because they were giving me trouble too.

Does anyone know any kind of way to work around this? Or have any suggestions?

I'm about ready to tear my hair out.

I know after this I will put my back-ups in a better place than I have them currently.

ETA Even the files I stored in Dropbox that were written on that program are inaccessible for all practical purposes...

ETA In case there is any doubt about it, Shirebound is one of the sweetest and most awesome people on the planet! Plus, she is also a genius, coming up with a brilliant way to solve my problem. I am so glad that she's my friend! (((massive hugs!)))

AACKK!!

May. 11th, 2012 05:36 pm
dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (Default)
OK, it was probably dumb of me to assume I was all right with my Microsoft Home and Student Office program. I did not know it was a trial program-- I've been using it since 2007, after all. BUT NOW THEY TELL ME IT IS EXPIRED. ALL MY FILES ARE BASICALLY USELESS. I can open them and read them, but they will not allow me to save anything, or copy, or paste. Every fic I am working on, my finish-a-thon crossover, "Ancestress", my most recent challenge story, all of them. And my 100 things that I was working on. Dozens and dozens of files, now unusable. And if I want to convert over to buying it, I can't even find out the price for the program I have-- they want me to go straight to 2010 version, which I don't know will work to open the files I did with the old program. Not to mention we can't afford it.

I have some things backed-up in Google.docs and some things in Dropbox, but not the most recent versions. I quit using Google.docs so much because they were giving me trouble too.

Does anyone know any kind of way to work around this? Or have any suggestions?

I'm about ready to tear my hair out.

I know after this I will put my back-ups in a better place than I have them currently.

ETA Even the files I stored in Dropbox that were written on that program are inaccessible for all practical purposes...

ETA In case there is any doubt about it, Shirebound is one of the sweetest and most awesome people on the planet! Plus, she is also a genius, coming up with a brilliant way to solve my problem. I am so glad that she's my friend! (((massive hugs!)))
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OK, I had a CD-ROM of fonts that I used to use in my previous computer. Just an inexpensive thing, but it worked well enough. I hadn't tried it on this computer, but I did tonight, and it won't even acknowledge that I've loaded it. The reason I liked it was it had some Tolkienesque type fonts.

So I decided to download some free LotR fonts. I've tried it from several sites now, and whenever I try to download one, all I get is an IE cascade.

I really have some things I want to do in LotR-type fonts, and not have to take the time to do it in calligraphy. Any ideas what I am doing wrong? Any suggestions are welcome.
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OK, I had a CD-ROM of fonts that I used to use in my previous computer. Just an inexpensive thing, but it worked well enough. I hadn't tried it on this computer, but I did tonight, and it won't even acknowledge that I've loaded it. The reason I liked it was it had some Tolkienesque type fonts.

So I decided to download some free LotR fonts. I've tried it from several sites now, and whenever I try to download one, all I get is an IE cascade.

I really have some things I want to do in LotR-type fonts, and not have to take the time to do it in calligraphy. Any ideas what I am doing wrong? Any suggestions are welcome.
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In SPITE of compulsively hitting save nearly every paragraph, my computer somehow failed to save ALL THE WORK I DID ON MY BB TODAY! Over 3,000 words, gone! Just-- GONE!

I probably won't be able to reproduce what I did today. I was very pleased with it.

Now it's GONE!

I've no idea if I will be able to finish now.
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In SPITE of compulsively hitting save nearly every paragraph, my computer somehow failed to save ALL THE WORK I DID ON MY BB TODAY! Over 3,000 words, gone! Just-- GONE!

I probably won't be able to reproduce what I did today. I was very pleased with it.

Now it's GONE!

I've no idea if I will be able to finish now.
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For the second time in three days my favorites list has automatically rearranged itself into alphabetical order!

I have ALWAYS had my most frequently used favorites at the top, and my least frequently used near the bottom. NOT alphabetical order.

It took me the better part of two hours the other day to put it BACK like I had it. And NOW it's all undone.

Does anyone know how I can make my computer STOP being so darn "helpful"?

(We just renewed our Norton. Could that cause it?)
dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (Default)
For the second time in three days my favorites list has automatically rearranged itself into alphabetical order!

I have ALWAYS had my most frequently used favorites at the top, and my least frequently used near the bottom. NOT alphabetical order.

It took me the better part of two hours the other day to put it BACK like I had it. And NOW it's all undone.

Does anyone know how I can make my computer STOP being so darn "helpful"?

(We just renewed our Norton. Could that cause it?)
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Specifically: ants!

Seriously, this year the DH and I have been fighting a running battle with ants. Mostly in the bathroom and the utility room, but also in the kitchen around the sink, and then tonight in the living room as I was at my desk, I kept finding ants on my arms. One minute they would not be there, and the next, I'd have one crawling on me. I'd flick it away, only to find another.

I know there were some in my keyboard-- I saw two crawling out of it. I suspect there are some in one of my speakers!

We've sprayed the heck out of the house, and last evening the DH used one of those new "home shield" type sprays around the outside. Hopefully we are rid of them.

But what if they are still in my computer? How do I get rid of *those*? And what will they do to it?
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Specifically: ants!

Seriously, this year the DH and I have been fighting a running battle with ants. Mostly in the bathroom and the utility room, but also in the kitchen around the sink, and then tonight in the living room as I was at my desk, I kept finding ants on my arms. One minute they would not be there, and the next, I'd have one crawling on me. I'd flick it away, only to find another.

I know there were some in my keyboard-- I saw two crawling out of it. I suspect there are some in one of my speakers!

We've sprayed the heck out of the house, and last evening the DH used one of those new "home shield" type sprays around the outside. Hopefully we are rid of them.

But what if they are still in my computer? How do I get rid of *those*? And what will they do to it?

Today...

Jun. 23rd, 2008 08:11 pm
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...turned out OK after all!

I was in serious doubt when my internet was down this morning! But I called cable, and after we did all the usual over-the-phone voodoo, and none of it worked they said they'd send out a tech. He couldn't get here until mid-afternoon, so I worked on some sewing and some fic and some housework until then. I got a lot done, and will likely be posting another chapter of R2E tomorrow. I also got a call from [livejournal.com profile] danae_b, and she seemed to be feeling a bit better.

One thing disappointed me, I wanted to do some MEFA reviews, and couldn't do that today.

But I had a lot of flist to catch up on when he finally got me working again.

Today...

Jun. 23rd, 2008 08:11 pm
dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (Default)
...turned out OK after all!

I was in serious doubt when my internet was down this morning! But I called cable, and after we did all the usual over-the-phone voodoo, and none of it worked they said they'd send out a tech. He couldn't get here until mid-afternoon, so I worked on some sewing and some fic and some housework until then. I got a lot done, and will likely be posting another chapter of R2E tomorrow. I also got a call from [livejournal.com profile] danae_b, and she seemed to be feeling a bit better.

One thing disappointed me, I wanted to do some MEFA reviews, and couldn't do that today.

But I had a lot of flist to catch up on when he finally got me working again.
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First of all, and the most important thing:

[livejournal.com profile] danae_b called me first thing this AM. I knew it wasn't good, because she never calls that early in the morning. She's been having severe pain in her side, so she was going to the doctor. She called me back after seeing the doctor, who thinks it may be gall bladder, and that she might need surgery. Needless to say, she's not going to be feeling much like being online today. And those of you who know her situation have to know this has got her very worried.

Anyway, keep her in your thoughts and prayers today!

Second of all, I'm on the DH's laptop--my computer won't come on. I mean it's really down! Which is very frustrating, as I wanted to work on fic today, but I can't get at any of my files. I have some of them on a back-up disc, but I don't want to be putting them into his computer right now. He doesn't have that much memory on this thing. So, I'll have to be using this today. I have no idea what's wrong with my computer. It came up this morning just fine, but then--it just froze. I did the turn off and re-boot thingy that usually works--but NOTHING! I don't know what I'll do if my computer is actually dead! *sob*

Third--the weather is *nasty*!! Yesterday was gorgeous, 72 degrees and sunny. Today we woke up to thunder, rain, hail--probably some snow before the day is out.

One good thing: I got to go vote, so that's one chore over and done with.
dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (Default)
First of all, and the most important thing:

[livejournal.com profile] danae_b called me first thing this AM. I knew it wasn't good, because she never calls that early in the morning. She's been having severe pain in her side, so she was going to the doctor. She called me back after seeing the doctor, who thinks it may be gall bladder, and that she might need surgery. Needless to say, she's not going to be feeling much like being online today. And those of you who know her situation have to know this has got her very worried.

Anyway, keep her in your thoughts and prayers today!

Second of all, I'm on the DH's laptop--my computer won't come on. I mean it's really down! Which is very frustrating, as I wanted to work on fic today, but I can't get at any of my files. I have some of them on a back-up disc, but I don't want to be putting them into his computer right now. He doesn't have that much memory on this thing. So, I'll have to be using this today. I have no idea what's wrong with my computer. It came up this morning just fine, but then--it just froze. I did the turn off and re-boot thingy that usually works--but NOTHING! I don't know what I'll do if my computer is actually dead! *sob*

Third--the weather is *nasty*!! Yesterday was gorgeous, 72 degrees and sunny. Today we woke up to thunder, rain, hail--probably some snow before the day is out.

One good thing: I got to go vote, so that's one chore over and done with.

Urk!

Jan. 21st, 2008 02:36 pm
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My computer keeps warning me my mouse batteries are about to die! And a so-far frantic search has turned up no new AA batteries in the house, only useless AAAs...am I going to have to venture out into the *cold cruel world*?

Urk!

Jan. 21st, 2008 02:36 pm
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My computer keeps warning me my mouse batteries are about to die! And a so-far frantic search has turned up no new AA batteries in the house, only useless AAAs...am I going to have to venture out into the *cold cruel world*?
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I'd just like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers and comments to the post Dana made for me yesterday. My internet was out almost all day, and then after I got it restored, we had to take it off-line again later on so the DH could restore his router. (Tech support had told me to take the router off and hook the modem up directly; but he can't use his laptop without the router.)

Everything seems to be working fine today, though, so far. Weather's still stormy and nasty, but (*crosses fingers*) no more tornados. Yet.

((((((hugs to flist)))))))

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