Last night, the Hubs was at his desk and got the Blue Screen of Death.
Yeah. Not something you want to see.
He tried to restart it. He did a couple other things. And the problem remained.
He finally dug out some disks and did some other stuff. And? He accidentally refreshed the desktop into its raw state. [gulp] Yes. You read that right. So anything that I hadn't copied and moved onto my laptop? It's lost. LOST. I am sure there is technical way that someone can magically retrieve the data but it's basically gone. [sigh]
Me: So the computer just died out of the blue?
Hubs: Well, it was starting to act funny last week. That's why I did the defrag. Remember?
Me: You told me you were going to defrag the machine. You never mentioned anything about the computer acting up. I probably would have retrieved my documents and saved them to my laptop. I'm just mainly concerned about the photos that I may not have saved...
Hubs: Oh. Sorry.
So what to do now? I vote for getting a new desktop. We don't need a new monitor. We bought the Hubs a 22" flat screen monitor last year for his birthday. So in my own opinion, all we need is a new CPU. But that's still a few hundred bucks. I'm thinking about getting the Inspiron 530 directly from Dell. And I do also want to buy an external drive to keep things backed-up more often. So that's another hundred bucks. I'm thinking of getting this one from Best Buy. [sigh] For now though? I think we're going to hold back and just try to get through Christmas. You know?
And I know lots of you just love your Macs, but I can't do it.
"I'm a PC"