What If Your Computer Conked Out Unexpectedly?
I'm not trying to scare or threaten you, but a heads-up might be called for. Would there be any dire results if that happened? Any passwords, important emails, or other things you couldn't get to?
This happened to me yesterday afternoon, and it wasn't pretty. I could get to most parts of my laptop but it totally refused to go online. It wasn't our wifi, as my husband's laptop was purring away. Luckily I have an eight-year-old ipad where I sometimes do email, so I was able to check my email, but I couldn't do everything I wanted to. Somewhere in the big pile of papers waiting to be filed I do know that there is a printout of all my passwords, but it might be so out of date as to be pretty useless.
I gave up last night and watched Netflix with Kelly. (Completely off-topic: Married at First Sight is an absorbing reality show with 16 episodes.)
This morning I popped up early and turned my laptop back on. Nope. Nada. Still frustrating. Once a reasonable hour arrived, I called our brilliant, hardworking computer geek, and he said bring it right in.He warned me that if the hospital called he would have to close up shop and go to them, as he is their go-to guy, just as he is mine, and he is in the middle of helping them this week with a lot of things. Luckily that didn't happen.
My husband Kelly kindly drove my laptop over to our geek, and they guy was able to install a temporary fix, a little USB drive that is blinking green as I type. He will have to order something else soon, but I'm a very happy camper to be back online! Backing up is my plan for much of today.
So be warned.