More Techno Fun
I still haven't solved the tablet and printer problem. Well, that's not exactly true. I bought a new printer because I had to have one. And then. . .
Yesterday, the laptop started acting up. Nothing would run exactly right. Little things were missing from screens. Cold starts didn't do much. Every time it came up, it would sorta kinda run, but not quite right.
And then it started shutting itself down. I attempted to run scans. They wouldn't run. They would shut the machine down. I was starting to panic.
Every time I tried to start it up, it kept telling me it couldn't access the proxy server. We don't use a proxy server.
So. . .
I went into the program list and deleted everything I downloaded for a day or two before this happened. Then I was able to access Spybot after another cold start.
Spybot To The Rescue
Spybot detected a ton of cookies (normal) AND some vicious malware. Got that all cleared out, started it up once again and. . . here I am. I was offline most of the day from late morning on.
Will Have To Replace Eventually
This laptop is a few years old and gets used and bused on a daily basis. I've been thinking of going over to a MAC as I hear so many wonderful things about them. I've heard they are harder to infect with "stuff." I sure hope so.
So Now We're Back To The Tablet Problem
I tried to talk to the techs at Microsoft. They want me to plug it in and run all the tests I've already done from website information. That's fine, but I have a problem. I couldn't understand the two guys I spoke to. They were trying to be helpful, but their English was so bad. . . and it bugged me because I'm usually very good with accents. And, of course, I was told there were no supervisors available. So. . .
Film at 11. I'm not giving up. That tablet and the case cost me nearly $600. It's not just going to sit in a drawer. I need it working.
Stay tuned! To quote Admiral John Paul Jones. . .
"Surrender, HELL, I have not yet begun to fight!!!"