February 2, 2011

Is it really only Wednesday?

January 29, 2010: Reflections of study

Monday night against my better judgment I installed a Windows update. Everything seemed fine which totally surprised me. You see I have had problems before with installing Windows updates and have vowed to never install them again. But I noticed that the last update I installed was back in 2009. So I thought "Why not"?

Big. Mistake.

I woke up sick on Tuesday so I turned on the computer to let my boss know that I would not be in to work. I was greeted by a screen that was a lovely shade of blue. Not! Start-up repair failed, System restore points could not be found, and neither could the last good configuration. I realized that I would probably need to reinstall Windows. I had my files backed up, well most of them. The most recent files were not on the backup. I walked away from the computer to try to come to grips with having to lose my most recent photos, music etc. Plus I just didn't feel like dealing with it at the time.

I am glad I didn't just reinstall right away. I was able to start the computer in Safe Mode and backup my most current files. I was also able to uninstall the Windows updates. Go me!

I restarted the computer and it booted right up. Yay! Except now I get random errors that are probably from missing files etc. Looks like I will probably need to reinstall Windows after all.

So how has your week been?


  1. Much better than your week for sure!! Did you end up re-installing the OS?

  2. Hi Don. Good to hear your week went well. :-)

    I still have not reinstalled Windows. The system is working okay at the moment except for a few errors and such. I think I am just hoping the errors will disappear so that I don't have to reinstall. LOL!

  3. Bad enough to have computer trouble, but to deal with it when you're sick? YUCK!

    What version of Windows do you use?

    I follow you on ExposeYourBlog.

  4. Well, Vista is very difficult to deal with compared to Windows 7. I used the 32 version of Vista, because there were not many drivers available for 64 when I originally installed it. But W7 has been MUCH easier all around. If you end up reinstalling, this might be a good time to upgrade.

    Backup everything that's important to an external source!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!


  5. i thought i was going to have to format yesterday :( startup repar failed without starting at all. my son said "did you take outt he battery and put it back in?" me: noooooo...
    did that and all working again! weird,

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