This evening, I finally took the time to investigate the bowels of my EEE PC netbook again. After finding out that my old files were password protected and giving up on salvaging my old files, I decided to put my computer back together again.
…and to my suprise, it actually booted up again! Lo and behold, I was able to sign into my user profile and copy a few of the non-backed-up files. Then, with a shudder, I reinstalled the Windows OS (using function keys wheee!) and started my netbook from scratch.
I just finished transferring over most of my backed-up files, although the music folder is still a work-in-progress, as I’m whittling away at the poorly-organized copied iTunes folder before I move it back to y netbook.
I’m so happy to be up and running again. Back to the blogs for me!
On Monday night, my poor baby EEE PC Netbook suffered a crash! I’ve had it since May of 2009, and it’s served me very well. I bought it for a very reasonable price (around $350) and it was portable enough to use everywhere from college libraries to European train cars.
Recently, it’s been heating more and more, and on Monday, it automatically shut down. I don’t know what caused this crash, as I was only using one window of Google Chrome, with only a few tabs of not-too-demanding websites. Hmmmm. Anyway, now I’m only able to get to the DOS boot screen. Tech Support was helpful (Asus is a great little company that has real people behind the phone system), and gave me the keystrokes I’ll need to reinstall windows from the boot screen (as I don’t have an optical disc drive).
However, not all of my files have been backed up. The last update I did onto my external drive was a couple of months ago, and my latest photos and files aren’t neatly backed up. I’d have to salvage them from Facebook or get unedited photos that are still on my camera. Anyway, I’m going to see if I can use my budding computer-know-how to take out the hard drive and, using an adapter, move my files onto my desktop. The techie guy at Staples told me what I need to buy: some sort of an adapter to connect my hard drive to an external computer. Of course, I’ll look for help from the guys at Radio Shack (or, at worst, Best Buy) where I’ll buy the adapter as to how I actually do all of this. Wish me good luck! And if you can give me any words of advice or instruction, please do. Thanks!
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