Damn, that’s a bit scarier than my post.
But in one way you’re luckier than most ppl we both know, who aren’t up to all that geeky tech stuff and would be totally lost.
I’m still running XP but I think I need to unload a lot of junk and take photos and music and some videos OFF my dsktop and remove them all to flash drives and cloud storage.
Things have gotten VERY slow, especially opening some web pages.
Yeah, I liked Chrome at the beginning and it did seem quick, but there’s problems there on my machine. Using Safari once in awhile and that isn’t so hot either. So back to FFox. For awhile anyway. And even they aren’t All That.
I removed 138,714 files from this PC. Windows is a slut pig, but I can’t blame Bill Gates completely. One of the maintenance tools I use on the PC had “decided” to make my PC run “faster” by turning on Indexing. And another one had turned on Automatic Updates. And that damned Acrobat reader - you know, the one that has a new version to install every single week it seems - was running an update checker in the background.
I tell you, you’ve got to stay on top of this shizz. You can’t just rely on one tool, no matter how good it is. Same thing with anti-virus and anti-malware tools; you need more than one. And somewhere you need a list, that says I want Service A, Service B, and Service D running, but not service C. And you have to watch the tools every time because they have their own ideas.
Lovely silence from the HD now. Effin’ indexing. What a pain. I’m going to write a quick DOS script to start at C: and remove index.dat from every directory.
I still haven’t rebooted yet ... a little fearful to do so, but I think things will be fine.
So this explains your absence without leave,Bummer.
At least your machine did not go Poof like mine did last spring when the PS/mobo /proc and HD all went up in a flash. Luckily I had most of my needed stuff on a flash backup.
Remember the thing about gas prices last week? Here’s Why:
By the end of November the US had already imported more than 450m (million) barrels of crude from Saudi Arabia, more than it imported from Riyadh in the whole of 2009, 2010 or 2011, according to figures from the US energy department. For the first time since 2003, Saudi imports accounted for more than 15 per cent of total US oil imports. The Gulf as a whole accounted for more than 25 per cent, a nine-year high. Other Gulf exporters are also seeing unusually strong US demand. By the end of November, Kuwait had shipped more oil to the US than in any year since 1998.