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Monday, December 16, 2013

Computers / Butterbean Carpenter

When will I learn to leave well enough alone?  My Acer mini laptop has been giving me a lot of problems so here I go to YouTube and learn that all can easily be fixed by just doing a "system restore".

I was so happy when it said the restore had been performed successfully and then it went into reboot. Too easy I thought...sure enough it has a circle going around and around saying it is "logging off" and it wont get past that screen.

I unplugged it several times and turned it on again and it continues to give me the same message.  Hope my current computer doesn't go out on me because I have no other back-up and I do not plan on buying one with Windows 8 installed.  Guess it will be the end of my blogging days.

Today I was sadden to learn about the death of a fellow blogger Butterbean Carpenter due to a car accident that took place on December 11th http://ourrvadventures.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/jans-favorite-christmas-song/

He seemed to have a very good sense of humor and his comments reflected it.  This is my favorite...

Howdy Ms B, 

A 'real' cowboy only takes care of 'cows' and I, for one, don't think you fit in that category!!! The 'so-called' young weathered cowboys, nowadays, ain't agonna think or care for nobody but theyselves!!
You'd have to pull yourself off of your death-bed and get'em a drink of water....

We surly do hope you have a HAPPY DAY!!!! 



You will be missed Butterbean.  Rest in Peace.

8 comments:

  1. You might remove the battery and then re-instal. That has worked for me when I have had a computer 'freeze' on me. No guarantee that it will fix your problem but don't think it can do any harm.

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    1. That is what I finally ended up doing. Do not know if it worked or not because I have yet to put it back on.

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  2. I always enjoyed his comments on the other blogs too. It's just so sad when one of our family of bloggers passes away.

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    1. It is so true when you say "family of bloggers" because that is exactly what we are "a family". I know more about what is going on in the lives of the blogs I follow than I do of some of my friends or even my own family members.

      I do not know if you got to read the condolences in his obituary but last time I checked it was three pages long and all were from fellow bloggers.

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  3. About the computer, the on and off switch,,, and,, ctrl-alt-delete, leave it while it's doing that and see if it finishes the restore. Mine takes it's time.

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    1. I am sooooooo familiar with the control-alt-delete key and the re-set button on the old laptop the idiot TWC guy ruined...but unfortunately that trick only seems to work on my older computers.

      Hopefully when I put the battery pack I took off all will be well.

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  4. Oh my god, you didn't turn it off???? I sit one time an' watch that little wheel thingy go round an' round for a hour before something happen.
    Since it says...."WARNING, DO NOT TURN COMPUTER OFF", I just left it on.

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