My apologies to my followers


I am not back and I blame it on the store Staples. Their product messed it up and then all of a sudden I have a ton of viruses and they can’t find a virus protector so they sold me one with a plan so I won’t have to pay for anymore viruses which I am not sure I had in the first place. The problem appears to be their backup drive I bought. I have now spent $300 fucking dollars and someone is coming out tomorrow to find out why I can hook up to the internet and now even my old wired adapter doesn’t work after I told them about and they had their hands on it. This is a famous store I can’t believe they would resort to such shanigans to just rip me off, but right now that is what it looks like. I should have saved my money and bought a new computer.

Right now I am using my dad’s slow as molasses laptop to which I am not used to and that isn’t helpful. I want my desktop back. WordPress is still not sending me my emails and I don’t really know how to use the reader and that sucks as well. I prefer the emails so I know where I am. I am not able to read blogs or really write mine. I am just not comfortable with this laptop to do everything I did on my desktop. It is just too hard to do the 31 days of mental health I was doing and the daily devotions. I miss not being able to the daily devotions. I was learning a lot from each one I posted, but I don’t know how people use laptops all the time.

I hope I don’t lose too many followers just because I can’t produce the blog I was producing or being able to read and comment like before.

I thank my faithful followers. I am doing my best to get back online as quickly as possible.

If this tech does not get me hooked up again tomorrow, I shall announce to my 800 plus followers on this blog and the 300 or 400 on the other one what a rip off Staples is. So far I see them rope you in and suck you dry with no real work done. I should have brought it home when I saw the problem didn’t show up there. And bring the drive back and left things as they were. I am fairly certain I had a virus protector on there so  I feel that was all a setup and I aw I am sure others do too, their mistake is messing up my internet connection.

Enough writing for now. I am going to try the reader again and see what happens.

Tessa

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28 thoughts on “My apologies to my followers

  1. smilebe4tears

    Told you that is what happened to me after 900 dollars for two computers, I gave up. My son who got my laptop said that the virus was installed from the anti virus company, he wiped it clean and gave it to his brother for college. Never again will I invest that kind of money in a computer.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      I am quite mad still. I think a lot of that could have been avoided and I think they over-charged for sure, but the only way they would work on it was to sign a paper saying I understood that they weren’t responsible if something happened. Unlucky for me and not completely sure there wasn’t ripping off going on there. I was also told after they worked on it that they don’t work on built computers. I told the very first guy before I signed anything that it was a built computer. When I brought that up they claimed he was new and didn’t know any better. What am I supposed to say to that? Let me see his employment records. I can understand that policy, but they should not have done anything to it then.

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      1. smilebe4tears

        I agree, I was afraid of how angry I was getting because it was one thing after the other so when the technical support said something like “what ya going to do? You have to have a computer! ”
        I remembered a old campfire song about throwing it out the second story window! So I haven’t been a owner of a computer since. I give you credit, I would be fighting the guys.

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  2. mythoughts62

    I’ll hang around!

    Staples (and Best Buy and pretty much any place like them) is a rip-off when it comes to computer repair. But what other choices do people have? The reason is that they don’t pay enough to attract good computer support/repair people. As well as the low pay, there is a lot of stigma among computer/electronics technicians about working at one of these places. I retired from a computer support position (Unix Admin) at a fortune 50 company (disability for bipolar) I was making over $70K a year, and one of those places will only pay about a third of that, and that’s if they actually give you full time hours. The stigma of working at such a place is so bad that I’m back in college getting an associate’s in Medical Assisting rather than take a job like that, the only kind of computer job in town other than the place I left. Medical assisting doesn’t pay much better than one of those consumer computer/electronics places, but that doesn’t matter, as I’m afraid to try working full time again and disability limits what I can ear in that case.

    As far as using a laptop goes, I can only stand it when I’m not at home and need to take the computer with me. Of course, I’m using a laptop now, but I have a 27″ monitor, a wireless mouse and keyboard, and external speakers plugged into it. Sort of like using a desktop. This laptop is *fast*, I got it as a gift about 6 months ago and love it -when I have my accessories plugged in. 🙂

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Glad to hear you will hang around. I did notice and I don’t usually check, but my numbers dropped over the days I have been missing and not posting my normal stuff.

      I took it there since I always deal with them and I trusted them more then these small stores. I guess I messed up there. I have never had to take one to be fixed before. I had my own personal computer guy, but since we aren’t speaking can’t do anything, but trust Staples or Best Buy).

      I just noticed my screen was speckled. Probably from the other day when I choked on my pills. I splattered everything.

      Sorry distracted. I wish I had asked for opinions of where to have it fixed, but I just can’t stand using a phone. My dad let me use the laptop when he saw it was going to take a while to get this fixed. Maybe I would feel different if I had what you have, lucky you.

      Good luck with medical assisting.

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  3. jdawgswords

    hugs to you…i feel your frustration, i’ve been there…circuit city screwed me…my experience with virus protection is the hackers can post fake shit, that’s a clone of the real thing…and sometimes i have assumed it was a virus when i just needed to clear the browser history and temp cache…oh, there are so many ways you can be attacked on the ‘net

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Thanks! You know what started this? I put an external back up, hard drive on and it worked for a week and then it attacked my computer or something attacked it and caused it to look like that. I couldn’t plug it in because it went into an error mode looping mess. It wouldn’t stop and I didn’t have that connected at staples and that was why it was there. It didn’t do it there and I should have just taken it home, but no silly me took “advantage” of their free virus scan, blah, blah, blah and suddenly I don’t have a virus protection on there and they had to fix all these registry orders. Where did my virus protection go? I suspect it was deleted and then I needed one and had to pay for them to fix all the so called errors and then somehow they messed up my internet connection ending with them coming to the house to fix it. I plugged the backup in and it start it again. I took it off and took it back to Staples and returned it. I was told you really should be careful with what you buy. I said your salesman showed me what to buy. I didn’t make the decision. I really think they ripped me off, but don’t know how to prove it.

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  4. morgueticiaatoms

    Shame you live so far away. This sort of computer issue is the exact thing R outsources to me,not because I am brilliant, but because I will spend hours figuring out the problem and charge very little for it. Sounds to me you got hijacked by a virus or malware, then the professionals (who know nothing) made it worse.

    I’ve used nothing but freeware programs for years now and had zero problems- which speaks to the quality of purchased programs for the most part. I am going to assume you tried system restore back to the point prior to using their product…Beyond that, if they can’t get it working for net use, I’d get a registry cleaner (CC cleaner from c-net is good) and anti-malware bytes, as well as ADW cleaner. (Yes, I used multiple products because nothing is 100% effective.) I am sure they told you they already did all of this, but something changed when they “fixed it”, be nice to see what it was and go from there.

    I once spent three days scrubbing 12,000 infections off a guy’s computer- all of it born of free downloading and porn. The infections pretty much disabled his network adaptor. But you can get that stuff from sites like Neopets (flash ads are awful for embedded malware code, even with all your programs to stop it.)

    Good luck to you and next time…Do just get a used or new computer. Staples robbed you blind at spork point.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Thanks Morgue, wish you were closer. I am sure you probably could have helped me. Hell with what I spent I could have driven there and back and gotten it fixed probably. I know they ripped me off, just not sure exactly how. It was one of their backup programs that started it I know now. I took the stupid thing back to them. It was a backup external hard drive. It didn’t do what I wanted and somehow it went rogue. I bought it there, but it was in a sealed box from the company that made it. If I had known that I could have stopped right there and avoided this whole mess. And I had virus protection although they claimed I didn’t and they also said they didn’t delete anything that was needed. I think they disabled it so I would have to pay that stupid guy to come out here to fix it because it sure didn’t take him long. I could kick the “friend” who gave it to me. He has a part in this. Just before he broke us up he took all his good stuff back and gave me this computer which he took off someone’s desk. It still had all the guy’s work stuff on it. He didn’t clean it up and give me a freshly built one like he used to. A part would go bad (he bought the cheapest online and then just chucked what didn’t work or quit working) and he would just replace it. I would like to jab him with a spork point.

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      1. morgueticiaatoms

        This laptop I use was made in ’06, part of one left at the shop no one wanted to pay to fix. R popped an Asus hard drive into the Dell, we got drivers, and I got a free laptop. Only issue is a blown sound card but I got the external usb sound card for eight bucks, plug in speakers, basically…Aside from a new power supply cord…I got a computer for under twenty bucks.
        It just took him fourteen months of promises to finally get it done!

        If you ever take a computer in again, make sure you do all the scans first- virus, malware, adware, registry error. That way they can’t suddenly tell you it’s a mess and rob you at spork point. They also have attitudes about freeware (like Avast anti virus) so they will lie to get you to buy the brand programs…which are virus magnets.
        Unscrupulous doesn’t begin to cover some of these businesses.
        Glad you got it sorted.

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    2. Susan

      Tessa, I’m so sorry all that happened. It sounds like you’re back up and running. Just awful that it happened. Well, you won’t lose me. 🙂 I highly doubt anyone else will leave. You are an inspiration!

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  5. jannatwrites

    This is extremely frustrating, I know, but please try not to worry about followers. People read because they want to know what you have to say… I doubt a little hiccup in posting and reading will change that. Take care 🙂

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