wings and things

Computer problems

on June 22, 2013

I had intended to reply to comments today, and continue re-connecting with bloggers I lost touch with during May, but my computer is doing weird virusy stuff … So I might be out of action for a few days whilst the problem is fixed.

36 responses to “Computer problems

  1. viveka says:

    I know this too well – technical problems the story of my life. Will be here … waiting. Don’t stress out about this. *laughing

  2. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    You have my sympathy, Julie.

  3. Good luck with your computer, Jules!

  4. I can certainly identify with that … just had to get a new computer…Diane

  5. fgassette says:

    Hoping you get it fixed.


  6. 😦 Ah, the gremlins of our time.

  7. letstalkaboutfamily says:

    Sorry to hear that. My computer is touchy lately too, but I have managed to work around it for awhile. Sooner or later I will have to give it the time it needs to fix it or replace it! Good luck with yours!

  8. jensine says:

    UNLIKE … and I really don’t understand those weird computer-gnomes

  9. janeslog says:

    It might be the update Microsoft did a few weeks ago which caused the problem. My email went funny and I had to open a new email client to get my emails to download.

    What is the problem?

    • jmgoyder says:

      It keeps freezing, millions of ads obliterate the screen and everything takes ages – grrr!

      • janeslog says:

        You need to run your anti virus software.

        Also download anti-spy software such as SpyBot.;productListing;pop

        I would also clear the cache.

        To delete the files in the Temporary Internet Files folder yourself, follow the steps for your version of Windows.
        Windows 7 and Windows Vista

        Click Start , click Control Panel, click Network and Internet, and then click Internet Options.

        Click the General tab, and then click Delete under Browsing history.

        Click Delete all, click Yes to confirm that you want to delete this information, and then click OK.

        Earlier versions of Windows

        Exit Internet Explorer.

        Exit any instances of Windows Explorer.

        Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Internet Options.

        On the General tab, click Delete Files under Temporary Internet Files.

        In the Delete Files dialog box, click to select the Delete all offline content check box.

        Click OK two times.

        Try these things above and get back to me.

      • jmgoyder says:

        I did this, bit by bit, and some improvement but not quite right yet – thanks so much Jane.

  10. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    AAaaaargh!!! Crazy annoying. I hate it when I’m IN THE MOOD to get out there in cyberspace & connect, yet can’t.

    Hope you are well though, Julie πŸ™‚

  11. FlaHam says:

    Julie, I hope the virusy “thingy” your computer has is quickly resolved. With no harm coming to anything you may have stored in it. Please take care, Bill — looking forward to your return

  12. Yup: sounds familiar. Commiserations, Julie. Take your time πŸ™‚

  13. mrs fringe says:

    Good luck, I hope the computer problems disappear quickly! I am so behind with reading and commenting, sending good thoughts your way πŸ™‚

  14. Lynda says:

    How’s it going with the popups? You didn’t mention if you had Anti-Virus software or not… If you have it, then update it and run it. If you don’t have it, then you really need it. So sorry this happened to you, Julie. I know how frustrating it can be!

  15. My computer seems to be working fine, but I still can’t see my blog’s comments. Also having trouble with the Like button, and having to identify myself each time I make a comment on someone else’s blog. Hey WordPress, this can be fixed soon, right? Hope the rest of your computer issues are resolved shortly.

  16. Rhonda says:

    You still out of commission? So quite around here!!! Hope that damn machine is fixed soon!

  17. prayingforoneday says:

    I am a PC Tech, update your Virus..
    Restart the PC in Safe mode (Hit F8 on startup) and do a full scan in safemode where the Virus wont be running. Hit “Safemode with Networking” so you can go online
    Go to start and type msconfig
    Just like that, all lover case.
    Go to startup (Make sure it is startup)
    And intick things you have NO IDEA what they are.
    Thinks like Anti-virus you will see, google updater., Java Updater etc..
    Look for things with no name or strange names, if in doubt, google it, if it’s the virus, untick it, then do a FULL System clean up. Start, my computer, c:drive, right click, properties, disk clean up, it will take AGES if you never done this before, when the box opens click everything then click, clean, or ok, or apply, whatever it asks.

    Then re-boot into windows…
    You are good to go, 100 x faster…
    I would have charged Β£120 for that πŸ™‚
    Hope it works for you..
    On my page is my Email in Contacts at the top, any questions, please, feel free to email

    Good luck
    ps: In msconfig > startup > Close things you REALLY don’t need to be starting up. Like Music players etc..You can start things when you need them. This just stops things starting WITH the computer when you turn it on. If you have more than 8 things, you have too much. I have 5 things start with my PC.

    • jmgoyder says:

      Oh Shaun thank you! I will try this advice but I don’t hold much hope of me being able to do all this successfully – ha!

      • prayingforoneday says:

        Hmmmm if you had 2 Computers, or a way to get onto Skype (Audio) I could talk you through it?
        Dead easy honest, don’t go wasting or giving up on a Laptop.. You would have to be on another device so I could talk you through it..Done it 1,000 times on PC help from Shaun πŸ™‚


        Sorry I have no idea why I did the evil laugh 😦

  18. Fergiemoto says:

    That is frustrating!

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