Thursday, September 30, 2010
Blue Screen Of Death
Twice in the past week the Blue Screen Of Death has come up on my computer. I've been working along when suddenly the screen goes black, and then THE screen comes up. In each case my computer has rebooted fine and everything still seems to be working, but something is wrong. What? What can I do? I run virus software and keep it updated, I also run another program for spyware and malware. I never click on suspicious links. OTOH, perhaps my computer is just plain tired! It gets an awful lot of use . . .
I've been thinking how much of a person's life resides on their computer(s). Most of my pictures, all of my correspondence, so many articles I have saved, my contracts, and my address book. I don't track my finances on my computer, but do almost everything else. I DO have a little backup drive that I use periodically (as I did this week after the first blue screen), but I don't even know if it works! I just followed the directions and trust that Clickfree actually did what it was supposed to do. I ought to KNOW that I can't trust either advertising or technology!
So what's the option? Reams of paper and boxes of pictures? Nah, guess I'll just rely on technology. Or maybe investigate an on-line backup service so I can have two sets backup that I probably can't figure out how to access or use. Sigh. Folders of letters and boxes of pictures might have been easier!