After the longest week R&R in known history, I have finally made it back.
I was not kidnapped, nothing bad happened to me, I was not Ill , or any other normal excuse for my absence.
It was all very simple and annoying really.
My laptop got infected by a very nasty virus, one day into my holiday.
No matter what I did, I couldn’t get rid of it..Worse was to follow when it entirely hijacked my machine, and I could not get it to do anything whatsoever.
I then attempted a repair install with my old XP disc, unfortunately I had lost my activation code for it, and windows entirely locked me out of my own system!
I asked everyone I knew for a working activation code, as I didn’t fancy shelling out a small fortune to windows for a new disc, plus I was in danger of losing all my book files, and years of hard work.
Nobody seem to have one these days….so the outlook was indeed bleak.
After weeks of getting nowhere, I finally found a kindly computer engineer who was able to give me a working code.
Problem solved? Not a chance!
I don’t have a fixed line, I use a mobile dongle, and windows would not allow me to connect to it, in order to activate windows online.
So back to square one!
Finally today, I managed to get to a kind persons modem, and managed to activate my windows XP…..SO at last….I am up and running..Yeehah !!!
I have suffered in silence on a couple of issues in the past four weeks, and gritted my teeth at not being able to comment…
No more of that trauma….New comments from me coming soon.