What do you do when your computer goes crazy and crashes?
Do you try to fix it, call a friend, the repairman or anything else is surely acceptable at a high stress moment as this is. White or black screen of death is equally distressing.
First I breathe and relax. (I have a friend who punched out his computer in frustration and had to buy a new hard drive for a few hundred bucks. Then I go into diagnosis and repair mode. I'm an ex-techie.
I am laughing, because I deal with anxiety and panic...I reciprocate the same behavior. I go crazy and crash! Lol.
Mine just died yesterday, so your question is timely! I'm having my roommate look at it today but, in the meantime, I'm reading real books and surfing the net on my phone.
This has happened very recently to me... twice! When I couldn't fix it myself the first time I gave it to a computer boffin friend to look at. I then rediscovered my local library which is great! Computers and real books and a real sense of community with the people that use it! When it crashed the second time, I was much calmer than the first time.. I had already learnt that there is life away from the computer screen! Lol.. although I now have a new computer! :-)
Mine doesn't even have to crash for me to go into a rage. If it freezes for an extended period of time (30+ seconds), I make a "grrrr" sound then have to get up and walk away while cursing. Pretty healthy, right? haha
First thing you need to do is properly diagnose the issue. Does it boot up at all? Do you get past the bios screen? What were you doing right before it crashed? Can you get to the operating system and log in? Can you boot up in safe mode?
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