Friday, August 1, 2008

I'm back on my desktop

As I mentioned earlier this week, my desktop computer wouldn't access the Internet, even though the laptop was connecting. 

I was going to take my computer tower for a checkup and fix; we just hadn't gotten around to it.  And since I do have a spare computer, I wasn't in a huge hurry.

Today I remembered that when my printer wasn't working and I asked readers for help, several suggested that I unplug it and then plug it back in and reboot.  That worked great.

Sometimes the unplugging and plugging back in works for televisions, too.

So I figured it wouldn't hurt to try it with my computer.

My old motto was, "If all else fails, reboot."

My new motto is, "If rebooting doesn't work, try unplugging it for awhile.

I love it when it's that easy a fix.


mutualaide said...

If only every problem in life could be unplugged and the plugged back in to work properly!

ora4uk said...

if all our problems could be solved so easy...plugged or otherwise LOL...glad you got it fixed and all is well now...guess it just got tired from all the moving and new places...????  God Bless...hugs...Ora

magran42 said...

Aren't tips from J-land wonderful!.

plieck30 said...

So glad you and Cliff are enjoying your new place. I've had mine since 2000 and I still thank God for it when I walk in the door 'cause it was a long wait but worth it. Paula

ryanagi said...

Shhh! You are going to put a lot of my favorite tech support people out of business sharing their secrets like this. Ha ha!

helmswondermom said...

Don't you just love it when things work out like that?