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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

GOING MIA


I'm battling a computer virus at home.  The other computers were the first to fall.  I was feeling smug because I'm the ONLY one who uses mine, and all I do is write/blog. Thought I was safe.  HA!

My computer was infected this morning.  I have an appointment with the computer doctor this morning but thought I'd issue a heads up.

Until I get this fixed, I will not be accessing ANYTHING internet.  Hopefully I'll be back up and running by the end of the day, but it could be several days...


BACK UP YOUR STUFF, people!  I've rescued my book from my computer, so if he has to blow everything away I won't be in tears.

15 comments:

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Blah! Stupid computer viruses! Good luck with it all. See you when you get back.

Mason Canyon said...

Hope you get it fixed quickly and without it costing you an arm and a leg.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Lenny said...

hi miss vicki! yikes sorry bout your computer. i hope that doc gets it cured real fast. i asked my brother to do a back up of my books and stories on discs cause i could hate to lose all my stuff. so for me your computer problem could be good to get my stuff saved. i been away on a cruise for three days but im gonna catch up on your posts real soon cause i love reading them.
...hugs from lenny

Janet Johnson said...

So sorry to hear. Viruses are SO not fun.

Good luck!

Mary McDonald said...

Hope your computer gets well soon!

Ann Best said...

I haven't yet had a computer crash! Probably because I don't download very much stuff. But I am a firm believer in backup and hard printouts, especially the printouts - very old-fashioned I am having grown up with the typewriter (wouldn't ever want to go back to it, but...)

Hope it's up and running by day's end. Good luck!!

Wendy Ramer said...

I have 3 words for you: External Hard Drive. Just bought one for about $70. (My husband finds this stuff cheap on Spoofee.) Check it out, girl.

Jennifer Shirk said...

That's frustrating. Hope you get back online soon!

Dawn said...

NO! I'll go into withdrawals... Hope the doc gives you good news, Vicki. (Oh, and I know ALL about backing up. *cough*)

DL Hammons said...

I've had my shots! :) And I utilize MULTIPLE backups for my manuscripts!!

Mary said...

Lost everything at Christmas. Not even the name of the computer remained. Now I've added an external hard drive to memory sticks, cds and printouts.
Mary
Giggles and Guns

Carolyn V. said...

NOOO!!!! I hate when the compy gets a virus. I once lost some work because of that. I hope your compy will be up and running soon!

Jen said...

BUMMER!!! I'll be backing up this evening Vicki! Thanks for the reminder!

Saumya said...

Aww, come back soon!! Good luck with fixing that bug!

Creepy Query Girl said...

You can sit out of dodge ball with me on the sidelines. I'll share my candy bar.