When My Laptop Decided To Stop Working

When My Laptop Decided To Stop WorkingWhen my laptop decided to stop working.. 3 days ago, I noticed my site was lagging.. my internet was lagging.. I thought it was just me.. I thought it was my laptop being a douche, because my laptop is a douche a lot.. so is Comcast, Comcast is a big douche. Getting off topic.. Well I go to log into my hosting site.. apparently I’m not alone, everyone was getting screwed.. it become to the point where I was getting 503 & 404 errors.. They were all, “you need to buy more servers!!! WHAT!?!?! Why do I need more servers.. my site is THAT popular.. crazy folks, at that.. that was $30 MORE than I’m already paying.. no thanks! next day.. NOTHING WORKS. I can’t log into my site. I was like are you shitting me, you want me to get more servers and the one you have don’t even work. Does that even make sense? NO, no it doesn’t.. So while being basically locked out of my site, not being able to update, no one can get to it.. my traffic died..When My Laptop Decided To Stop WorkingI was getting at least 200 a day, down to what 3.. WTF man, that’s horrible.. really makes me mad, nothing is more crappy than someone coming to your site and it doesn’t work.. def doesn’t make them want to come back! Anyways.. then my internet was being sooooo slooooowwwww like whaaaaaaaat.. so I downloaded a new anti-virus & anti-malware.. yea well… let’s just say, they deleted stuff that the computer needs to run.. needless to say, that was my first mistake.. hahahah well no.. the first mistake was not making a restore point. Yea, that’s my first mistake. Then I’ve been keeping my files on the 1 of like 5 hard drives on my husband’s computer.. aka my hard drives from past laptops and desktops.. hahaha yea I enjoy hoarding When My Laptop Decided To Stop Workinghard drives, what can I say.. Getting off topic again.. so.. after giving up on my laptop, today.. started it up.. it decided it was gonna RESTORE IT SELF.. back to like.. the point you have to login, make a password and have NOTHING, I repeat NOTHING on my laptop now. No pictures.. No tumblr gifs… No Custom work… No Scrapkits.. which there was A LOT of scrapkits.. that being said, we’re going to geek squad tomorrow to see if we can get all my stuff back.. to see if it’s still there.. I NEED it to be still there.. I’m not to worried about the pictures.. When My Laptop Decided To Stop WorkingI can re-download all the scrapkits.. but the custom work, i need that stuff.. I was working on stuff.. everything.. gone.. So yea. Now I have to use John’s desktop.. I have the worst laptop voodoo.. I think it’s a thing with Best Buy Laptops.. I got my first laptop from Comp USA, that last like
5-6 years, haha.. But these best buy ones and the fact you have to buy a new insurance each damn time. I’m tired of that shit, I’m getting insurance through Square Trade.. while googling internet problems yesterday, I found like 2 blogs from past geek squad employees saying to pick them over geek squad.. since they never do “fix” any of my problems.. I’m never gotten a computer back, it’s always.. “broken.. get a new one” and it’s cheaper.. can’t beat that. So check it. Squad Trade, whenWhen My Laptop Decided To Stop Working your laptop breaks or whatever. They send you a box, they pay for the shipping to & from them. WITHIN 5 days they will either fix & send the laptop back or send you the money to get a new one.. LIKE WHAT 5 DAYS!?!??!? It takes 2x-4x that long for best buy to even get back to you. Once it took them 2 months, like seriously.. I can’t go a week without my laptop, hell I can’t go a day without my laptop, let alone 2 months. Oh and also SO MUCH CHEAPER! Yes please! WordPress isn’t working now, I just can’t win.. it’s not letting me update my sidebar, nor is it showing my pictures in my media. #endrant

About Natalie

I'm Natalie, a tech-savy christian single mom of four who has recently stepped out of her comfort zone to find the meaning of life while sharing the utterly amazing things along the way. I currently work 3 jobs to make a living for my kids. I simply love coffee shops, traveling, a total foodie, and graphic design.

Comments

  1. My internet was really slow too … these past 3 days. I was so annoyed as well.
    I hope everything’s working well on your end. Mine’s still a little sucky.
    PS. Your title’s funny 🙂

    • You too? see something must of been going on if EVERYONE was having problems.. I had a ton of friends having trouble too.. I was seriously about to throw it out the window. My husband’s desktop is usually SUPER FAST.. it’s slowest.. I’m just happy to have my blog back.

  2. Sounds to me like your having issues with your hosting then! Sorry to hear that! When I first started blogging and web designing/developing I was with Hostgator!
    After literally a year and 50+ client sites as well as my own I started getting issues with it going down and using all the resources! They even had the check to charge me for my weekly backups that they make!

    Anyway I moved to a great hosting service here in the UK called Krystal. who are known for their Legendary Support even for a small company like them (6 people) They helped me move all of mine and my clients sites over in less than a day and not one went down during the move. Their server farm is state of the art SSD servers 25 meters underground with 24/7 ex-Military staff and they do 3 times daily backups that you can download for FREE!

    A good friend of mine and globe trotting blogger Ryan Biddulph was having the same issues with his and his partner Kelli’s blogs a few weeks ago with their hostmonster account After all he gets 500+ visitors to his blog on a daily basis now! Anyway a few days ago he made a testimonial video for me as I moved all his sites over in a day! and Now he has no issues and his sites are 5x faster! all that for $20.25 (just done the conversion from £)

    Do let me know If your interested though Natalie as you will be in good company with big sites like the Financial Times here in the UK and Nike! Up to you anyway but am free to chat on skype if you like! I will even do all the hard work moving them over for you if you like!

    Will leave it up to you anyway! But I hate seeing fellow bloggers suffering with inadequate hosting companies!

    Loved the Gifs as well! Check out Angry German boy on YouTube as thats funny as well!
    Laters
    – PD

    • someone sent me some coupons for hostgator.. I already just recently switched urls, which reset my views.. finally got those up faster than I have before with the blogger fb group.. for everything to move again, is a pain in the buns.. I’m fine for now.. when i have more money, I’ll have to do some research on it.. I’ll keep you in mind.

      • Awesome Natalie! Glad things are better now for you! Me personally I will never use hostgator again as they are just too much trouble in my opinion! BTW Great Group on there don’t you think?

        • Natalie says:

          Yea, I went into my cpanel.. while WP says I was only getting like 300 hits a day.. I go on there and I was getting like 5k a day.. hahah so yea.. I will just get more server space when i get money again.. should be good.. didnt know i was really getting that many hits on the site.. this whole time i thought it was dead haha

  3. love the use of GIF’s they really made the post come alive and add heaps of emotions to what you’re trying to say. After all a picture does say 1 million things. P.S. Have you tried meditation?

  4. It’s a tough day. Just chill a bit and things will brighten up soon.

  5. I was like this about a month ago.. But i was able to get myself out of it after what i had going on was over..

    • Just got back from geek squad, they’re about useless as ever.. hopefully they can recover some of it.. I’m really only worried about client’s work.. I’ve done.. the rest were pictures or downloaded stuff for photoshop that were free or I bought, I should be able to get those again, just the whole thing is insane..

  6. My friend used Geek squad and got the same thing, I don’t trust them either. Thanks for the tip. I will try the Square Trade next time I have a problem.

    • Yea geek squad is a joke.. the guy today was talking to me like I didnt know what I was talking about.. almost hit him, lol said it would be 3 weeks before I get my computer.. 3 weeks, squad trade takes 5 days.. heck yes!

  7. Hoping everything is better now. I hear you about the laptop. The hard drive on mine died out and I had to use my moms which was super slow. I got a new one a week ago and am in love!

    • I just need to keep all of my stuff backed up on my husband’s many hard drives and ill be good.. haha

  8. Oh my gosh! that is hysterical love the little clips of the guy slamming his computer. I don’t I ever got that stressed, but I’ve been close. Great post

  9. I feel you. My internet connection sucks that’s why I get irritated every time I surf the net.

  10. Becky Lawson says:

    Maybe it’s time you came back to blogger/google hosting, Natalie. I have a few blogs hosted with them, even one with its own domain and I never have an issue with uptime.

    • Natalie says:

      I’ve never had problems with this before.. this is new.. and annoying as hell since I just posted a giveaway.. aint no body got time for this!

  11. Aisha Kristine Chong says:

    It’s so hard to deal with such things. There are quite a bit of situations I do undergo too. I’m sure everything will be well sooner or later though – hopefully. I got some friends having quite a bit of headache with hostgator as well.

  12. Loved the way you used the gif’s, it lighten up the whole post and gave me a smile

    Try meditation, there were times I used to get stressed but then, I turned to meditation

  13. I guess you should use some cleaners on your laptop. Maybe ccleaner or malwarebytes for protection. 😀

    • I did that.. the malware program deleted some operation system info.. to which the laptop doesn’t start anymore. I have to call samsung and get them to send me a thumb drive to recover the operation system! fun fun

  14. What a bummer, big bummer and I get so stressed when I see my site is slow or something is going on…I feel for ya!

  15. When restoring laptops, the initial procedures are most critical. When unsure, I think it’s best to have a professional do it for you so you can blame them afterwards when anything goes wrong.

  16. No way can I let computer driven things annoy me so much.

  17. This post is very entertaining to read. It sucks that your site was lagging. It’s so annoying and frustrating when these things happen.

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