Friday, July 02, 2004
death by PC wire
With all of you knowing my current unblogged status at work, let's pretend that this post is still up-to-date, shall we?
It was Friday, June 25, when my dad finally decided to bring my home PC to the hospital (i.e. where it was assembled). The blasted thing has been kaput for so many months and I was beyond itching to get it past being a huge paperweight. The thing restarts itself. Although there was no paranormal activity involved, I lived in fear that a chance of almost 40GB worth of files-slash-memories would be unrecoverable.
The hospital called. It's just the powersource. The hard drives are safe. For perspective, I have two HD's and my Windows was on dual boot - one boots 98 and the other boots XP. Just so I don't alienate any non-XP-compatible programs. So, Haaaalleluuuuujah! Jump for joy, jump for joy! We could get it Sunday.
Sunday came. I happily skipped to the store, awaiting the return of my fixed baby. BUT - we found out that the PC wasn't fixed yet. Bummer. The owner of the place said that the tech guy went home for an emergency. We'd get it tomorrow.
Since I was at work, my dad would pick my baby up. Despite getting home late that night, I proceeded to reconnecting everything. I pressed the power button and waited anxiously like a child during Christmas. Hmmm. Not the same. My dad comes in the room, "he fixed your hard drives but backed up all the files". What?!? I find that both hard drives are now running on XP. Puta. Techie guy said that Windows was installed wrong - there was a 98 and an XP running at the same time. Boba! I had someone with a Master's Degree in IT install that dual boot thing for me. I don't think it would be wrong.
So what happened to my programs? Kaput. My settings? Nada. The scanner, the printer the digital camera? Need to re-install. The files? They were all dumped into this folder (as in literally dumped). Did I need this techie guy to play smarty-pants and fix something not broken? No. Driving the point better (in filipino): Bakit pa daw kailangang magmagandang loob itong puchang itong mag-ayos ng hindi naman sira? He obviously didn't watch Beauty and the Beast - Cogsworth said, "If it ain't baroque, don't fix it!"
Anak ng pucha naman oo. Sakalin ko kaya sya ng kable. He should thank me for not being a raging psychopath.
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