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 should 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 like you. Do you like me. Please check YES or NO).....whew, glad those days are over.....
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.
Send additional information (recommended).......
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)
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 sure you want to turn off your computer?"
HOW IS IT THAT A COMPUTER THAT WON'T START CAN CARRY ON A CONVERSATION WITH ME!! ALSO, I AM NOT A CHILD! WHY IS IT ARGUING WITH ME!!!!!!
With bated 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.
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.
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.