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#1 Gibby OFFLINE  

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 12:19 PM

I haven't been on for a few weeks. My computer crapped out on me. I just got it back from the repairman today. The scary thing is, he found no problems. At least he didn't charge me for looking at it. I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope the gremlin has moved on.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 12:27 PM

Good to have you back Gibby!

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 12:55 PM

Glad you are back. These things sometimes have a mind of their own. Must have decided it needed a vacation.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 02:49 PM

Had a problem like that a few months ago..........only they charged me to tell me nothing was broken. Maybe it was simple and he just fixed it for the base price of diagnosis.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 03:44 PM

Glad you are back. Hopefully it will be smooth sailing from here for your computer.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 05:20 PM

:welcome: to GTTalk Gibby, if you get a chance, stop over to the member introduction area and let us know all about you...

Oh, wait. I remember you now. :poke:

Glad you're back on buddy, hope it's gone for good.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 05:32 PM

Glad you have your computer back Gibby. Welcome back to the forum. :D

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 05:40 PM

I had an issue with a virus a few months ago after my cousins kid was "playing" on the computer and had to have a friend of mine clean it up. Everything was fine until a couple weeks ago, then I'd get a blue screen saying "windows is shutting down to avoid damage to the system" or something along those lines. I tried restoring the comp to factory configuration to see if that would help, it didn't. However, it did wipe out all the files I had stored. Nothing major, the only thing things I'll miss are the repair and service manuals I had, but I think I can find most of them without too much trouble.(and this time I WILL put them on disc) I decided to go to an actual repair shop this time. The comp. has been on since noon or so and no issues so far, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 05:44 PM

A man always needs a backup computer. I have 2 laptops and 1 desktop you never know when one will go pop. I try to store all my manuals on USB storage. A guy never knows when a nice GT will be listed on C.L.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 05:45 PM

Welcome back Gibby! Glad you've got your gremlin under control. Hope he stays away for good!

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 08:00 PM

My laptop is basically a clone as far as manuals and pics. I'd like to get a USB hard drive to put them on.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 08:39 PM

Yes sir, Back-Up Back-Up Back-Up.
External Drives have really come down in price and are a great way to cover you butt.
USB drive are getting quit cheap and large in capacity as well. I believe I have seen them as large as 16 GB. That a lot of stuff.
Got some old computers around with functional hard-drives? There is free software out there to test there quality. As a storage unit that is not used everyday will give you a fairly reliable back-up. I would suggest this maybe for a second off site back-up in case of fire or natural disaster.
Got some SD cards laying around. You could use them as well.
DVDs is another way but you are limited in capacity. 8Gb max with dual-layer discs but you can use as many as you need just split the files up.
Keep your data safe................Ducky

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 05:04 PM

I use a 500 gig for my backup drive and a 1 terabyte for all my movies and pictures, and other important stuff.

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 05:23 PM

i got a i terabyte external drive called a clickfree automatic backup . just plug it into a usb and it backs up your files

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 10:13 PM

I've been sarching ebay for an external drive, haven't decided on any of the multiple choices yet. I have some stuff re-downloaded and saved on 32 gig sd cards for now.

I still can't figure out how they get 32 gb of info on one of those little cards and only 7 or 8 or however much on a DVD.




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