VorGuy came out of the bedroom a couple of hours after Thanksgiving dinner because his laptop did the BSOD and shut down - he was frantic because he's doing things online for work projects coming up this weekend and next (a marching competition & an awards banquet) and he NEEDS his computer.
I'm supposed to pull a repair disk out of the turkey carcass or something (no, I didn't take one on our long weekend trip) and FIX his computer.
By the time, I got it set up next to mine and touched the trackpad.....it had finished rebooting and had hibernated - so I unlocked it, made him a piece of pie with whipped topping, and took both of them to him (with DD carrying the pie). He calmed down remarkably once the computer was working again.....although pie makes a great distraction.......
Yep, it's most definately not always friends looking for free IT help. I'm amazed at how IT helpless my 2 teenagers and my DH can be. I'm taking a hint from the commercial and IT Mom has quit.
My DH has been using my son's old laptop to watch videos while working out.
2 weeks ago:
DH: I can't get on the internet with son's old laptop.
DH: Can I use your iPad?
A few days later
DH: I still can't get the old laptop onto the internet.
Me: My iPad is over there if you want it.
Couple days later
DH: Did you look at the old laptop
Me: No, why?
DH: I told you it can't get on the internet anymore.
Me: Did you try reinstalling the browser? .... as I walk away
Today me walking into DH office
Me: What are you doing?
DH: Checking to see if I can use Flamingvixen on the old laptop. Yep, that works.
Trots off to go work out