I’ve been having computer problems. I know its not a virus because I have about three anti-virus programs (which took me a month to convince them all that they weren’t all viruses themselves) and because I took it into the store a couple weeks ago and they ran diagnostics for hardware and software, and a virus check. Their conclusion? There is nothing wrong with my computer.
Yes, apparently nothing is wrong when computers randomly won’t start (particularly the day an essay is due, when you haven’t printed yet). It isn’t overheating because that causes it to die, but it restarts perfectly fine. Its almost like there’s a loose connection and everything comes on but the screen - even the “Wireless connection is working” light comes on.
Also, MP3 files are no longer valid audio files. This means that the research I did this semester to augment my pitiful data set from last semester is completely useless, because my computer won’t recognize the file (I used the same recorder, the same method, last year, and they loaded fine).
When the store ran diagnostics, they somehow made it so that my background wouldn’t show up when the icons were present, but I finally fixed that.
And today, while I was out of town, the start menu mysteriously relocated itself vertically along the right side of the screen. I have yet to figure out how to return it to the bottom.
So who else hates computers? (Or does anyone know how to fix this!?)