I bought a new computer a few weeks ago. It was a book release present to myself because my old computer was old, slow and I was running out of patience with all its idiocincracies. Well the new computer has been a nightmare. It woos and flirts with me with its massive flat screen beauty but it fails me time and time again. It's like dating a brainless cabana boy; fun for a few minutes but eventually you may need it for more than looking good.
At least once a day my Vista tells me that I have an update and need to restart my computer. I ignore these updates for as long as possible but eventually it shuts down and does them anyway. Every single time it adds these updates it reverts to being just new out of the box. Everything is lost including MICROSOFT WORD! When I say lost I mean not even an icon for Word and when you go to the start menu Word is not even listed as an available program anywhere. Obviously the computer hates me. I've had Mr. Computer Geek at my house twice. The last time he was here for five hours and pronounced it fixed. He'd been gone less than five minutes before the exact same problem happened. I haven't called him yet. I hate to see a grown man cry.
The good news is that Mr. Computer Geek also updated, cleaned up and pimped up my old computer so now it runs like clockwork. As soon as I find a spare minute I'll call Mr. Computer Geek and force him to show up again. If it fails once more, the machine is going back in the box and returned to Dell Hell.
Has anyone else suffered the pain of a new computer?