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Can you say "Frustrated"?

 Frustrated.  That doesn't even begin to describe my feelings right now.  I have been living in computer hell and it doesn't seem to be improving - AT ALL.  

So, when we last left the little vale of Cold as Brass Balls, we were having computer problems, more specifically, monitor problems.  And the monitor from computer S had been placed on the computer for DH, successfully.  That left computer S without a working monitor.  

To double-check the old and defective monitor, I placed that onto computer S to double-check whether or not it truly was a dead dog.  Indeed, it qualified, most well, for that titular epesse.  Following that small test, it was placed in a lowered position in a far corner and turned to the wall in shame.  

That left computer S feeling somewhat incomplete.  A buying trip to the local marketplace was in order and, after a dull day at work and some reading on a more portable electronic friend.  After collecting my companion, we headed off to the Big Blue Box store, tape measure in hand (space was quite limited).  

Measure, dismiss.  Measure, dismiss.  Doesn't anything here extend less than 20 inches across???  Finally, an appropriate display device was located, it was within the monetary parameters necessary, and we headed out to dinner and then to place things into the appropriate locations.  

Initially, my thoughts had been to take back my old viewing device, leaving the new device for computer D.  But, placing my previous monitor onto Computer S resulted in a "no signal" display (a blatent lie since it was displaying text concerning start-up in safe mode, etc perfectly well).  However, that roadblock could not be surmounted.  The older viewing device was removed from Computer S and returned to Computer D, and the new viewing device was then placed onto Computer S.  

But, horrors, the same coding occurred.  The viewing device turned on, showed the manufacturer logo and went into a start-up mode.  Then it stated "no signal", followed by acceptance of B/W safe start-up options text, which weren't accepted in any chosen mode.  Hours of research followed, along with gnashing of teeth and incipient head-aches occurring.  However, nothing of substance was discovered.  

So, currently Computer S is unusable because of a lack of valid viewing device.  Computer D is happy with the old viewing device (and is what I am using for this post - thus, no graphic accompaniment) and I am left with the only option - contacting my Guru via speaking device.  However, it is the weekend.  I possibly will be without a functional viewing device on Computer S for several more days.  

Can you say....NOT HAPPY!!!! ?

- Erulisse (one L)
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Computers have the ability to cause more frustration than any other tool, I think. I'm sorry to hear you're having problems! I wish I could help, but my response to computers being strange is always to run to find someone who knows something about it and wail until they fix it for me. I hope when you do contact the Guru, they can come up with a painless and non-expensive answer!
Thanks Clodia. I operate six computers almost daily, but there is still no single piece of equipment more designed to raise my blood pressure and cause me more grey hairs than these pieces of silicone and glass. Aarrgghhhhh!

- Erulisse (one L)
Well, if you see the manufacturers's logo it sounds like a driver / configuartion problem. Did the monitor come with an installation disk of some sort?
That may help... Good luck, I hope your guru can fix it quickly!

Oh, there is a disk, but the computer won't get past a start screen to acknowledge or load it. I feel as if I've been running in circles for the past twelve hours. Ick!

- Erulisse (one L)
It may be that your computer's graphic card won't support the new monitor... in which case you may need to upgrade the graphics card as well. That should not be expensive.
It's possible. I'll talk with my Guru on Monday and work with my laptop for the weekend. No on-line gaming for me this weekend. Guess I'll work on a couple of new art projects instead.

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh, you're so sweet! I'll end up calling my Guru, just because there has to be a simple fix, but I just can't think of it.

- Erulisse (one L)
Feel for you. There's nothing more frustrating than when a computer acts illogically (to our limited perception.) Hope your Guru has a quick and inexpensive fix for you.
I'm sure he will. Unfortunately I can't get in touch with him until Monday. So I'm surfing the web and researching BIOS and settings so that I have a better idea of what I'm talking about with him. It's going to be a long Sunday, but I have my Nook and I have at least two art projects to do and a desk full of c__p to clean up :-)

- Erulisse (one L)