Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Seeing sideways~


Oh, my dear blogging friends..... I just about had a nervous breakdown! I'm tooling along on my computer when all of a sudden my entire screen went sideways!!!
Has this ever happened to any of you? I couldn't get the mouse to X out of anything, it was frozen. So, I unplugged it and rebooted.
OMG. Still sideways. WAAAAaaaaaaaaaah! Do I have a virus???
Is my computer FRIED???
I started to panic.
We have negative computer funds if we need a new one. I knew it couldn't be the "new" mouse, because it was from our old computer.
I don't WANT to have to go to the library!
What about all of my pictures and files?!?!
So, I rebooted again. This time it said something about my C drive was dirty. What?
Now I'm frantic.
I run down to get Kevin's lap top to google
"my computer screen just went sideways".
Hmm... must be a familiar issue, as it popped up before I finished typing the word sideways.
Oy, is that good or bad?
WHEW. Easy fix. Hit Ctrl, Alt, and the up button. THANK GOODNESS!!!
*sniff* All of this computer stress and no chocolate in the house!!!
(I still don't know what that C drive business was about!)

11 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

Oh yikes, I hate it when things like this happen to my computer. A dozen times I've called my sons away at school to cry HELP --- my computer is frozen or acting up! So far, they patiently lead me through whatever it takes to get me online again. It won't be long when your son will be at your service --- fixing all your computer blips and burps!

Glad you are up and running again!

LaTeaDah

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Wow! That was totally scary! I don't know what I'd have done if that had happened to me. I don't have any other access than what I have now. Glad it was a quick fix. xxoo

Traci said...

No, I've never had THAT happen....I'm glad it corrected itself. Have you seend the movie, "Eagle Eye".....it sort of freaks a person out about computers.....lol.

Lady-in-the-Making said...

Yikes! I've never seen that happen either!!!! Wow! That's weird!!!

Danette said...

That would completely freak me out!
I'm just marginally computer literate!
Glad eveything is alright. You'd better stock up on chocolate in case of more emergencies!!!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I'm glad you were resourceful and got it all figured out! I would have been freaking out too!

I laughed so hard at your comment about the ugly lights looking like stripper poles. When I went back and looked at the pics I thought, "she's right!" rofl

Maybe I should put them to use and entice some unsuspecting gentleman, lol.

Kady

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

What the hell? I have never heard of that happening! That's really kind of freaky.

Justine :o )

TattingChic said...

Thanks for the tip! I'll remember that if that ever happens on my computer.

When things are feeling all going the wrong way don't you wish there was a "CTRL ALT and UP button you could push...I guess there is... It's called prayer, LOL!
C/ya!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I've had a weird recurring blurp happening....When I've been visiting blogs the pass couple days...when I went to leave a comment the whole page was blank. Even weirder my friend called to tell me the same thing was happening to her.
There's a ghost in blogland!

Let us know how you fixed it!
Sweet Wishes,
Sara

Jane Marie said...

I never heard of that before. I hope I can memorize your fix in case it happens to me.

Lallee said...

That would have gotten my heart racing. How did we fix things before Google ;-) Glad all is well.