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I'm Back - (probably a bit too soon).

Well, it's a bit embarrassing - warning that I might be offline for quite sometime, possibly a week and here I am, back after less than 24 hours!

Luckily, after half heartedly trying again in the hope that some computer miracle would happen e.g. switch on, wait 30 seconds and hey presto windows desktop appears, displaying most importantly the Internet Explorer shortcut icon (didn't happen) I realised that there were some options open to me, thanks to those little F keys - no, I'm not swearing - F9 I think, allowed me to opt for a 'System Restore'. So that's what I did, restored the computer to its factory condition. Wonderful! Everything's so fast, because, apart from the Internet connection, the computer has no files!

I'm not too worried because there should be some back up via PCWorld. So for now, the sea-blue-sky-abstracts Etsy shop will remain in Vacation mode until I can ensure that the relevant image files are back on my computer.

Thanks for all of the encouraging comments - you're a great bunch. Bye for now.

Lesley x


  1. Mine's poorly now.................... bloody things! :O( x Glad you are up and running....

  2. Eeeek! There's almost nothing more stressful. I hope you manage to bring yours to heel asap.

  3. Oh Lesley, How awful! I've just been through a total harddrive burnout and know how hard it is to get everything back to normal. Fingers crossed that you can get a backup.

  4. Ah they are great when they work and s***y little boogers when they don't. Hope you get all your files back!

  5. I've been there, too. Hope everything works out!

  6. Hi Lesley, hope the files come flying back from outerspace. Just been enjoying looking at the home spun fair photos etc. Hope everything is good and busy at the Art Gallery. Carol

  7. Ahhhh, computers are wonderful when they work and completely hideous when they don't!! Hope you get everything back up and running soon :-)

    C x

  8. Dear All

    Thanks for the messages of support - my computer problem is something that you're clearly all able to empathise with!! Good luck to those who are also currently struggling with their pcs.

    Most importantly, I'm still able to follow and keep in touch - being offline for any length of time, now that would be awful!

  9. Hi Lesley

    Hope everything is getting sorted now. Computers have a mind of their own and when the gremlins get you, they get you. I think we all breathe a sigh of relief when our computers turn on ok in the mornings.

  10. Hi Cathy

    Well, the printer and the scanner are up and running and latest drivers downloaded so that these old machines can operate on 'Vista'.

    The picture files I will deal with 'dreckly' (the Cornish equivalent of Manyana)! Best wishes.



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