Technology just doesn’t seem to like us.
The last time I did a Thought-Of-The-Day (which was a while ago, whoops!) I mentioned that husband’s computer was playing up. Well, we got the motherboard swapped, replaced the power supply, and then replaced the graphics card, at which point it was finally usable. Yay!
But then… in the last few days my computer has decided to play up. Several times now it has decided to just randomly restart itself. It gives no warning. The screen just goes black, and then it boots back up. And then I have to shut it down immediately that it starts up, because otherwise it is running ridiculously slowly. So I shut it down, then start it up again, and in the end it takes about 15 minutes from randomly turning off to actually being able to use it again.
There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to when it happens. No obvious triggering event. But after some investigation (checking the Event Viewer) it appears that a part of my motherboard is throwing up a critical error. We tried a couple of things, but it looks like it needs replacing. Which means we’ll be ordering me a new motherboard this weekend.
And just to make things even better… husband’s computer has started freezing up again. Which means it’s not as fixed as we thought. He’s wondering if the replacement motherboard has a fault but he has no way to prove that. His Event Viewer isn’t able to show what the problem is. We’re at a bit of a loss… I’ve suggested that maybe the best thing to do is take it to a computer repair place to see if they can work it out. Let’s see if that happens or not!