Yaaay! My friend Franklin fixed it. The whole hard drive needed to be wiped, then the operating system re-installed. Yesterday I spent much of the day re-installing my favorite programs, setting up security stuff and backups, and all that jazz that is associated with setting up a brand new computer to your liking. While doing that stuff would ordinarily be a pain, I’m so excited to have my computer back that dealing with all of that has been really fun, actually. I’ve been playing around with settings and exploring and otherwise re-acquainting myself to what my computer can do.
It does feel like a brand new computer, too. I joked with a friend that it has that new computer smell. It’s running lots faster, since I don’t have it chock full of stupid malware and viruses. Eventually I would like to add some more RAM to it so I can speed it up even more.
I am so grateful to have it back. I missed it sooo bad! I’m especially excited to be able to resume my more frequent blogging schedule. That will be really nice. So stay tuned, because I’ve got a lot planned for this week.