Ahh, Life funny how it just happens. Here I am busy with holiday decorating, which is going extremely smoothly, getting ready for our busiest week of holiday decorating and I'm thinking to myself, WOW this is going really well this year..................... HA!!
Last Saturday I sit down at my computer before leaving for work after only having 5 hours of sleep; I turn on my computer and am greeted by the message "OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND"...............so I re-start because obviously this must be a mistake, this really couldn't be happening to me.......again that awful message NOW WHAT!
I spend the next couple of days randomly turning on the computer hoping by some miracle that it was all just a bad dream, but no such luck.
But I felt confident, that all I really needed to do was get to a computer store and buy a new computer, because I have been good..........I have been backing up my quickbooks, and backing up on an external hard drive and recently I copied everything onto cds so I felt confident.
I go to the computer store and purchase a new computer, a very nice one lots of power and storage, a large monitor :) and I proceed to tell the computer salesman how confident I feel and of all things he says........ IF YOU BACKED IT UP RIGHT ...... OH NOOOOOOOOO! My stomach drops and I can feel the tingling of shingles returning (which I had the pleasure of getting right before holiday decorating).
But after a very stressfull ride home, thinking about all the things I probably would have to re-create..............................turns out COMPUTER GUY WAS WRONG!!!!! Us girls are not as dumb as they think we are! I did lose bookmarks and lots of email addresses and email folders but nothing that was really that awful.
I highly recommend that you invest in online back up services and an external hard drive, both are PRICELESS!