Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wiley E. Coyote Gets an Anvil Dropped on His Hard Drive

So last night, Casey and I tried to fix Wiley's computer. Unfortunately, it got nailed with a virus, the nasty TrojanDropper: Win32/Aleuron.J virus to be exact. This video is how she and I felt after hours of messing with it. You know, sometimes you just don't know what you don't know until it gets thrown right in your face.

I mean, do you NEED recovery disks to reformat your hard drive or is it in the hidden partition. (Don't pay attention to the man behind the curtain.) Is the driver disk enough or do we need to make sure they are all updated? Even if you could get rid of the virus, should you reformat anyway? It is so sad because my computer expert, my witch doctor of bits and bytes, was working and could not help us. It is the kind of thing, probably, where he would sit down, bring up some dreaded black screen of death, type in some voodoo, sit and drink some sacrificial wine, wait, and voila, fixed! All without breaking a sweat. I, on the other hand, might as well be trying open heart surgery.

We decided we want to know what all the crud means, damn it. We may end up taking classes or something. I think it has something to do with our propensity to want to know everything. Wiley says we are, well, his quote, "One curtain away from Mrs. Kravitz." Umphh.

I am sending out smoke signals to my witch doctor later on. He will probably byte my head off.


Casey said...

And I'm still working on it! Trying to figure this out.... wish me luck! I may be over again cause I work better with two brains ;)

Jeanne said...

Hey, your computer ate my comment!!!

Starting over.

Bad luck with the computer thing.

*Wishes Casey good luck*

Great post Kat - love the vid!

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

You Tube is just too much fun what can I say. Everyone says they are having trouble commenting on my blog, so I am not sure what is going on. A friend said she could not even post as anonymous, but when I pull my drop down menu, anonymous is there. Sigh. It is truly a love/hate relationship with computers.