- Aug 2, 2014
So- i am working - yes working - tonight and all of a sudden
my pc starts to shutdown - blam blam blam - shutdown - it goes off.
hrm.... did i click something wrong?
I boot back up - start working again - I am working maybe 30-60 minutes - i have a number of things running
outlook, gvim, visual studio (one document) , excel, xmlpad, ....skype, trillian, and not much else worth noting
So - i am working , and working , and working
then - all of a sudden - blam - I get a warning from Excel - changes unsaved do wyou want to save? ok/cancel
and other documents too - - - all over
wtf - before I can say Yes - everything starts to shutdown - and blamo
looked like some memory or other error - couldnt catch it fast enough before -
blam - darkness.
I go inside - watch a little tv
come back out
now I cant even boot up - nothing
luckily i can still get to my boot screen and I am running diagnostics - but its not finding aything yet [been almost an hour running]
I am afraid my HD might have bit the dust - which will real unfortunate!
thought i might have a virus too - but cant confirm that one yet.
so , feel my pain - because this will be painful - i had all of my installs on there (all my MS msi/iso files)
and no - i dont have a bloody back up ! i know , i know - ghost back up
would save me hours of rework!
**** EDIT ****
Just got off the phone with Dell Support
they said it sounds like my Windows Registry has gotten corrupted and that I need to reinstall the OS!
EEEEEEEK - bye bye months of work!