This sucks! About a month or so ago, the fan on my laptop started making funny noises, and at first it was intermittent, but then it got to be all the time. Well, hubby told me last night that it was probably about to die, and he offered me his laptop that he has only used a couple of times since he bought it. I said I'd let him know if it got worse or whatever, but that I'd probably go that route instead of buying a new one.
Well, this morning when I turned my laptop on, it made a strange noise and then I got a screen that said that the cooling fan wasn't working properly and it wasn't recommended that I continue and use the computer. Of course, I went ahead and used it, and told hubby what had happened. He spent the better part of the day updating his laptop and deleting stuff off of it that I didn't need or wouldn't use.
Luckily, when I first noticed the fan problem, I backed up a lot of my stuff on an external harddrive. I'm so glad I'd done that. Instead of taking all day to back everything up, it only took me about an hour to backup the stuff I've added since.
I'm on it now. It's a slightly newer version of mine. It's nice, and the keys aren't as loud. It's amazing how fast things load on it. I hadn't realized how slow mine had gotten. I still have a lot of stuff that I need to load onto it, but I'll have to stretch that out over the next few days. I also need to upload Photoshop. I hope the disc I have will let me since I've already used it on my other computer. I really need a new version, but that'll have to do for now.
The timing of this couldn't have been worse. I have a paper due tomorrow, and I still have to finish up my art of the marvel_bang
. If worse comes to worse, I can still use the other laptop, but I don't trust it very much at the moment. I'm crossing my fingers that everything works out and I don't have any issues with anything.ETA:
I've also been downgraded on my Microsoft Office. I had 2010 on my laptop. This one has 2007. Nothing I can do about it now, as the one I had was a 1 use version. :(