…. and I have lived to tell the tale!
What would be one of the worst things to happen to an Internet Marketer addicted to the Internet? Who’s holy grail is the computer/laptop? – A COMPUTER CRASH! That’s right! Complete and utter non-functioning of vital systems and tools. So there is nothing else to do any more but
- watch TV
- play with the kids
- do housework
- spend some time outdoors… etc…
Well – that’s what’s happened to me. 4 days ago it was like somebody pulled a rug out under me. I toppled. My computer turned into a useless piece of JUNK! Hell, it’s not even a year old!
I could not do anything any more. Zip, Nada. I thought I had been had by a virus..Trojan.. something!! So I had to get the computer experts in. At a horrendous rate per hour, but hey, I’m an addict, so whatever the cost, just get my machine going again!!!
After several hours of doing stuff I have no idea about it was decided that the “Geek” was taking my computer home to locate the problem and repair it. – I haven’t watched so many movies in a looooooong time! Well, the next day I got the news – harddrive “finished” – had to be wiped and then everything restored to it. Well yupidooo, we all know what that means (well, I found out anyway)!
Since I have had the computer back yesterday I had to discover that most (if not all) the software I had installed on my laptop had gone. Do you have any idea how much software I had installed as an avid Internet Marketer? Well, – lots. Thing is, I have to remember now all that was on there before, then try to find it again and reinstall.
ALL my bookmarks in Firefox were gone. I had a list of a mile long of interesting and absolutely necessary websites I needed access to, programs I had subscribed to, my affiliate programs etc. All gone. And so much more. My computer feels and looks empty! Quite devastating.
I feel like a (Internet marketing) warrior mortally hit, trying to get up and running again.
Lesson to be learned? Prepare! Write down everything you sign up for, or download, including passwords and user names. Be diligent with your record keeping. Do it on the spot. Don’t just rely on your computer to remember everything, it can be fatal. Also, have all your access data in a safe place on your computer AND on paper somewhere safe in the house. Also do regular backups of your computer data. It can safe you a lot of trouble should anything bad happen to your favorite toy.
Wish me luck. Hopefully this alien thing called my laptop will soon be restored to its former glory. 😉