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My computer is constipated
My computer is constipated

My computer is constipated

If you’ve been following me on Twitter or Facebook, you know I’ve having a wee bit of a computer meltdown. Apparently, at some point, my computer downloaded the Complete History of the World Parts I-IXX without informing me. As of this very minute, my main hard drive (the one that houses all the programs and is responsible for running the show) has 2.87 GB free of 60.7 GB and there is a very scary red bar showing just how little space I have available. It’s merely lacking a strobe light and klaxon horn screaming, “YOU’RE OUT OF MEMORY! YOU’RE OUT OF MEMORY! AND YOU’RE ON VACATION! AND HEADING TO IOWA! WHERE, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, YOU’LL HAVE WIRELESS INTERNET! IT’S TIME TO PANIC! AAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!”

As you may be able to tell, I am freaking the hell out. A week ago I had somewhere around 10-12 GB free. No idea what happened. I have tried everything I know, am begging for help from friends, and it’s not making a dent.

It’s Christmas, people! My wallet has those little cartoon moths flying above it! I can’t go waltzing into an Apple store tomorrow and get a new computer, as much as I’d lurve to do just that. Princess has to function for at least another year. And then I can get a wicked strong Mac, and as soon as my Verizon contract is over I can get an iPhone, and there will be peace on earth. Or, at least at my desk; I’m leaving an forehead-shaped indentation in the countertop.

So, please, if you can direct me to Computer Repair for Time-Restrained Idiots, I’d be much obliged. I absolutely need this computer to keep functioning during this trip so I don’t go batshit insane. Otherwise, I’ll happily take donations so I can hit the Apple store tomorrow afternoon. Thanks ever so much.

One comment

  1. RC

    Have you run Spybot Search & Destroy? AdAware? These can detect things (mostly cookies, but other not-so-nice things) that don’t belong on your computer.

    Beyond that, no clue… I know you got another hint on Facebook, and I’ll have to check that one out, too.

    Like I said, this sounds a bit similar to what happened on my old laptop, except, it wasn’t space that was being eaten, it was speed. Bizarre.

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