When my anti-virus techs informed me that it would be necessary to “go to BIOS and switch AHCI/RAID to native IDE” but couldn’t tell me how to do that because “each BIOS has unique menus, submenus and settings,” I decided that it was time to call in the big guns. So the Geek Squad will be at my house Tuesday afternoon, and hopefully they will be able to resolve my computer issues.
I have been battling the effects of a nasty computer virus for about two weeks. It has severely hampered my blogging, since I have my photo editing software as well as all of my photos stored on my PC. The good news is that everything is backed up to an external hard drive. Unfortunately, the external hard drive is connected to my PC, and to move it to another computer would required loading software onto LBeau’s computer. I’m not ready to go that far yet.
I just need my PC back. Not only does it contain all of my fun stuff—digital scrapbooking software, photos, Photo Shop—but it also has the accounting software for my construction and remodeling business. The longer I’m out of commission, the more catching up I’ll have to do.
I can’t wait for Tuesday to get here! In the meantime, if anything pops up on your computer telling you that it’s been infected with all sorts of vile stuff and you need to “click here” to allow Windows to download software that will clean up your computer, don’t click anything. Just shut down your computer and try rebooting it. Hopefully, you won’t get infected like I did.