Saturday, February 12, 2011

Do You KNow Where Your Computer Is?


I am Afraid. You should be afraid. Be very afraid.

This thing we call a computer has more control than you may realize. I discovered this yesterday when I tried to turn mine on. First of all, I had not
turned it off, but it was off anyway. After I turned it on, the only thing I could get to come up was a screen that said....










"Your computer is unable to start. We will attempt to find and repair the problems. It could take a few minutes."

1st of all, that shoul
d have been my first warning. If my computer won't start up, then how can it send me a message telling me so.
THEN, it asked me if I want it to run a scan to try to find an fix the problem.

"Click YES or NO"
(Reminded my of those love notes from grade school, "Hi. I lik
e you. Do you like me. Please check YES or NO).....whew, glad those days are over.....

ahem
Monkeys Are Funny
.

Well, I am usually very wary of clicking on any buttons that I've never seen before but I clicked away. Then this little bar appeared on the screen that had a blue dot running back and forth across it. It said it was checking
for the problem and then would attempt to repair it. This happened for about 10 minutes. Then it stopped and said that it could not repair the problem but if I entered more information, Microsoft might be able to crack the problem. It would try again.

"Please click....
Send additional information (recommended).......
Don't Send
....."

There
was another box. It said "Click here to review problems."
That seemed safe.
I clicked that button and this is what I got. (The numbers have been change to protect the innocent)


6.1.8600.5691.333
6.2.6955.147556
unknown
602

3
Bad Batch
6.3.7800.5692.30210
8888


WELL, thank goodness they cleared THAT up!!

I decided to try to old standby. Turn off the computer and then try to turn it back on.
I tried that.
It asked me, "Are you su
re you want to turn off your computer?"

HOW IS IT THAT A CO
MPUTER THAT WON'T START CAN CARRY ON A CONVERSATION WITH ME!! ALSO, I AM NOT A CHILD! WHY IS IT ARGUING WITH ME!!!!!!

With b
ated breath, I turned it off...waited a few moments....and turned it back on.











Is the suspense killing you yet??








Well, that was enough excitement for one day.
I'm exhausted!!!!

Never-the-less, I cannot help but wonder, when I am asleep at night. What exactly is my computer doing? It is chatting with other computers? Is it video taping me? OR is it just trying to think up ways to drive me crazier.

I'm not afraid.
No sir-ee.

I'm gonna live to be 93.
I play safe for you and me.
Cause I'M No Fool!

P.S. The video says it's about 8 minutes but it's really about 40 seconds.





MyADHDMe

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4 comments:

Kelly Combs said...

The computers are taking over. Be alarmed.

By the way, I got one of those popups that said, "I'll check your PC for you" and it was a virus and crashed my PC and I lost everything. So be concerned.

You may have unleashed spyware on your PC. Have Alberquondo do malwarebytes on it to check.

-K

My WVB is suboat - isn't that what the sailors go under water in?

Sue J. said...

Hey, ditto what Kelly said. My computer was actually running what looked like a spyware check routine which was actually spyware destroying my hard drive. R was on his laptop trying to figure out what the spyware was because he couldn't stop it right away. He did come up with a solution eventually, and being on a networked house computer is helpful. But, I did lose my laptop for a few days.....

WVB: autzea

Edie said...

I hope you have checked out your computer since then to get rid of the bad bugs that invaded it both before and after you clicked those buttons.

Edie said...

DWV: shoontm - The next time your computer argues with you shoontm!