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So after an entire wasted day, I can now report that both computers are receiving and sending email!!!!

Neighbour couldn't get round, he was held up sorting some other problem out elsewhere, so being a tad impatient I decided to go for rolling it back to when it last worked and then trying again. No problem with the PC rolled back, updated Norton, downloaded email, updated Windows XP, downloaded email (with various reboots in-between - everything worked perfectly.

Turned to laptop. Rolled back. Updated Norton (two updates, just like PC), downloaded email - correction tried to download email! Same problem as before. So rolled back again and this time installed one Norton update, tried email - it worked. Then one by one I carefully downloaded and installed each Windows XP update (rebooting between each one, checking email between each one and setting a mark for a roll back between each one just in case). Finally, because the worst that could happen was a tiny roll back, I tried doing the other Norton update and .... Yes, it worked!!! Why it suddenly worked, I didn't ask. I'm just cautiously relieved (I'll be totally relieved tomorrow when it is still working).

I'm exhausted after my day and it was not how I intended to spend it. So I shall now go and relax and put my feet up and maybe have a glass of wine and tomorrow I can do all the things I was going to do today (hopefully). Not to mention catching up on today's stuff.

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londonronnie From: londonronnie Date: 13th August 2005 17:15 (UTC) (Link)
It's at times like these when we're forced to realise that we are a lot of very sad people. Yesterday morning, when I hadn't had any emails for over 12 hours, J literally sat me down and said "You've done everything you can, you know it's not the computer, there's nothing more that you can do...now just forget it!" Which is a bit of a laugh coming from someone who worries when the fatstock prices go up, although I didn't mention it at the time. But I took his point, and he was right - I was really on edge until the problem sorted itself out. Which is a bit worrying really, isn't it...?

Anyway, good to hear that you're back with us again!
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 14th August 2005 08:19 (UTC) (Link)
We're not sad, we're just .... er.... um ..... well you know :-)

It was a tad worrying because despite all the protection I have one always wonders if it's a virus or an attack on the computer.

And these things take so long to sort!

Anyway, good to hear that you're back with us again!

::Hugs:: Thank you. Now what can go wrong today to screw up my plans?
aingeal8c From: aingeal8c Date: 13th August 2005 17:44 (UTC) (Link)
Glad to hear technology is now behaving.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 14th August 2005 08:20 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

Bloody technology, can't live without it; can't live with it.

You just can't win!
probodie From: probodie Date: 13th August 2005 20:19 (UTC) (Link)
I hate when my computer isnt working, so I really feel for you, and am sending big *hugs* to you. And you already, or you will do when you read your emails, have my offer on the table!
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 14th August 2005 08:21 (UTC) (Link)
Your big hug was most appreciated it really was.

have my offer on the table

::Hugs:: Thank you.
the_haunt From: the_haunt Date: 13th August 2005 20:45 (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you were able to sort out the technical problem. :) Nothing is more frustrating that that sort of thing, as I well know.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 14th August 2005 08:22 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. Honestly, I think TPTB should stop trying to 'improve' everything all the damned time. I'm sure at least part of the improvements aren't necessary.


Have I mentioned that I love your icon :-)
the_haunt From: the_haunt Date: 14th August 2005 15:00 (UTC) (Link)
Have I mentioned that I love your icon :-)

Thanks! I really should use it more; I tend to forget it's there when I have so many nice Ducky icons to use. :(
frau_flora From: frau_flora Date: 14th August 2005 00:30 (UTC) (Link)
The things we do to get our computers running...sometimes I think it´s scary. ;-)

But I´m glad it worked after all. :-)

nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 14th August 2005 08:23 (UTC) (Link)
I agree. It is scary sometimes!

Thanks. Now I can play catch up - again!!!
the_cornettist From: the_cornettist Date: 15th August 2005 12:24 (UTC) (Link)
My hubby fixes runs his own pc repair business, so if there is ever any tech support question he can answer, please don't hesitate to ask - I am happy for you to have my private contact details. He's good at tech support over the phone.

We definitely rely on them too much - I'm lost without mine.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 15th August 2005 14:08 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you kindly, Nic.

Hubby and I between us have a pretty good knowledge of computers, but not to the extent our neighbour and your hubby have and often sort out other folks' problems. But like all things it's always good to have experts around for when the problem isn't a nice, simple one. I shall remember this - I do appreciate it ::hugs::
the_cornettist From: the_cornettist Date: 15th August 2005 17:35 (UTC) (Link)
Anytime. Like you say - it's for when things aren't straightforward that sometimes someone else's experiences can make all the difference. The offer is always open.

I'm lazy when it comes to computers, just because I've got Garry to fall back on. Like creating me a new email account for my fandom world. I could fathom it out, but... dog, bark and yourself springs to mind!

Just read my original comment - did change my sentence originally but didn't delete far enough. Oops. Again.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 16th August 2005 05:40 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. It's very kind of you.

but... dog, bark and yourself springs to mind

Ah, yes, that syndrome. Been there. Do that. :-))
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