What a pain!

Got up this morning at 4 AM so I could go to the fitness center before work.

Generally, before I leave I check a few things on line and maybe update a file or two and then make it in time to start working out by 5:30.

Not today! Started having messages about running out of virtual memory and the allocated space being increased — and then my Microsoft FrontPage wouldn’t load.

After dinking around with it for a while, I finally left K a note, “Computer is having problems! Seems to be a problem with memory.”

Made it to the firtness center by 6:15, had a really good work-out, was only an hour late getting to work. (Not a problem – but that’s another story.)

Called K a lttle bit later to chat, but really wanted to find out if she had had any problems with the computer — and everything had worked just fine for her — no problems.

Left work a little early so I could get home to try to figure out what was wrong. Got home 3 1/2 hours ago and I’m just now to the point where I know what I need to do, even if I don’t know what caused the problem.

FrontPage wouldn’t work.

I ran Norton SystemWorks checks and it fixed a number of errors and FrontPage still wouldn’t work.

I ran the FrontPage installation CD and used the option to fix the current installation and FrontPage still wouldn’t work.

I used the option to reinstall FrontPage over the existing installation — FrontPage wouldn’t work.

I completely unistalled FrontPage and reinstalled it, shut the machine completely down, restarted it — and, you guessed it FrontPage still would not work.

At supper, I decided I would try one more thing. I went to a user account on the machine that I had set up a year or so ago to try something out with, started up FrontPage…. and it worked!

I use FrontPage a lot, enough that if I can’t get it to work on my regular account on this computer I will be moving everything over to this new account that I’m working from right now.

And, of course, K didn’t have any problems earlier because the issue seems to be with my account on this machine and not hers, plus she doesn’t use FrontPage.

Stupid computers!

Post from one of my abandoned blogs – North Farnham Freeholder – recovered from Internet Archive WayBackMachine; March 2011

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