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My PC Went Nuts

Last week our family PC suddenly went KAPUT. The mouse freezed and sis were telling me… “See see you bought cheap mouse now spoil liao. How much you bought ar?”.

Me: “RM20+ only” πŸ˜›

We also suspected virus attack. We scanned for virus and fortunately our PC get a clean bill of health. There are 2 reasons why no virus were found, either our PC is really healthy or because we never download the virus update therefore our anti-virus software never knew what latest virus is out there.

We then decided to reformat our hard drive. Of course before doing that we have to backup all our ‘precious’ files. So off we go using KEYBOARD ONLY to access our files and folders. That was tough man! We planned to backup our files by burning it into CD/DVD BUT BUT BUT tak jadi la. Guess why ?

At the very last Nero window, we pressed tab to choose ‘Burn’ and then pressed ‘Enter’. Well we were in for a BIG surprise.

CLICK is the keyword.
No mouse? No BURN!


We had to abort our mission and proceed to 2nd degree emergency which is save ’em into our thumbdrives. We managed it but somehow had to leave some files behind.

Lessons learned:
1. Backup your files from time to time.
2. Download virus update.
3. Mouse is one of the most important inventions of our time.

To be continued… reformat blues!

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  • Reply Neo September 9, 2006 at 1:08 am

    Can’t use the keyboard keys to “click”?
    Anyway, how about go get a new mouse and start the burning?

  • Reply moz monster September 9, 2006 at 9:48 am

    Wow … so what happened next?

    One good idea is to have an external drive so that you can save ’em easily .. I have a few of them, setup as a RAID array … because I so kiasu I’ll lose my work …

  • Reply Jemima September 9, 2006 at 1:18 pm

    Get an external drive. That’s what I have.
    You can even bring it to work. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply beerbrat September 9, 2006 at 2:26 pm

    Yeah get an external drive…. and i am quite sure you can use Tab and Enter to do jobs with your keyboard.

  • Reply wuching September 9, 2006 at 5:23 pm

    u know why ur mouse is dead? becoz chester not doing his job! chester not guarding the house so neighbour’s cat came into the house & killed ur mouse! :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:

  • Reply Yvy September 10, 2006 at 11:42 am

    adumak…..scary leh. this is why i so scared of my puter sometimes… :nailbiting:

  • Reply kampungkai September 10, 2006 at 1:26 pm

    smack the monitor with your hand la… the virus will die wan hahahah! virus virus… they are annoying!

  • Reply Che-Cheh September 10, 2006 at 2:28 pm

    Neo, yup can’t use the keyboard to ‘click’.

    Moz Monster, Jemima and Beerbrat, external drive?? :thinking: good idea. Will think about it.

    Wuching, :laughing: :LOL:

    Yvy, hahaha no scare la as long as you backup your stuffs.

    Kampungkai, :silly:

  • Reply Gallivanter September 10, 2006 at 10:48 pm

    Schumacher storms to another victory and will be leaving us at the end of this F1 season. πŸ™

  • Reply dreamcatcher September 11, 2006 at 7:03 am

    :thinking: can’t use keyboard or dunno how to?? :tongue: heh!heh!

  • Reply Che-Cheh September 11, 2006 at 10:02 am

    Daniel, yup booo hooo :crying: :crying: :crying:

    Dreamcatcher, the burning function can only work by clicking the Burn tab. If press enter cannot.

  • Reply Jason September 11, 2006 at 6:43 pm

    Time to get a RM200 logitech cordless laser mouse MX610 like mine. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Che-Cheh September 11, 2006 at 8:56 pm

    Jason, you sponsor me ? :battlingeyelashes:

  • Reply Bryan September 12, 2006 at 2:09 am

    ErRRr… Not very sure whether it works but you may wanna try using Tab on the keyboard next time. πŸ™‚

    Or else, use a touchscreen monitor and click using your finger. :laughing:

  • Reply Che-Cheh September 12, 2006 at 7:31 am

    Bryan, yup I pressed Tab to choose ‘Burn’ then only press enter but it won’t work.

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