Pick Me!

A weblog by Laura Moncur



Filed under: General — Laura Moncur @ 6:57 pm

Now that I have been feeling better about writing, my computer has decided to revolt. Whenever I try to run MS Word (or any Microsoft program for that matter) I get an error that shuts down the program. I don’t even need to touch anything. It just crashes the program.

I can look at websites using Mozilla Firefox. I can talk on IM. I can play music. I just can’t write. Ok, that’s a lie. I can write on the Palm. I can write on paper. It’s not that I can’t write. I just can’t write the way I want to. I have to work around the computer instead of on it.

I can do this. When I want to write, nothing can stop me. As long as I can move my fingers, I can write. The only thing that can get in my way is me. It’s hard to find a way over or around or under or through myself. I tend to be a more formidable obstacle than broken computers or pressing tasks.



  1. Done a virus scan lately? How about a microsoft update?

    Running XP? Try doing a “system restore” to a date when you know those programs worked.

    (System restore – Go to start menu -programs-accessories-system tools – just in case system restore is a foreign term).


    Comment by Michael Main — 3/16/2005 @ 1:01 am

  2. I’ve narrowed it down to the printer driver for one of the printers. When I changed the default printer to a different one in the office, everything worked.

    Now I need to wait for the IT guys to have the time to reinstall the printer driver. Better than their first diagnosis of having to reformat my hard drive.

    I’m not a computer dude. Why is it that I can trouble shoot better than they can?

    Comment by Laura Moncur — 3/16/2005 @ 9:21 am

  3. Looks like reinstalling the printer driver wasn’t enough to solve the problem so they are going to reformat my drive. Goody…

    Comment by Laura Moncur — 3/16/2005 @ 1:45 pm

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