After my royal hissy fit in my last entry, I checked my order status at Dell one more time. SHIPPED! Thank the computer Gods! It arrived here yesterday. All smooth, and sleek, and beautiful. Purple lighting, complimentary hat, leather encased user’s manual. We were off to a good start in our relationship as she waited to be placed in her quarters.
We went through all the usual getting to know yous. Removing useless programs from startup (Seriously impressed with the lack of garbage pre-loaded on the Alienware by the way), putting my own files in folders, reinstalling necessary programs, and the worst part (so I thought)…monitor calibration. This is where we had our first disagreement.
Me: Stop that! the white is too bright, it hurts!
Her: I can’t HELP it I have an awesome display, I’m vivid and lively and brilliant!
Me: Still…I’m going to get a headache.
But I conceded, everything is right, and the white I’ll just have to get used to. I went to bed, and let her rest a while.
This morning, she CLEARLY woke up on the wrong side of the desk. I’m happily chatting away with the Hubby, when suddenly…she starts stomping, and yelling, and shows me her blue screen of death. I quickly logged back to Hunny on my netbook while she started back up. But, not satisfied with things still, she did it again, just as hubby was logging off. I tried the startup repair to no avail and got started back up again. Mind you prior to this, that nifty Windows 7 toolbar was not working properly either.
I finally think I found the problem. And it seems to have resolved itself. Both Bluescreens occurred after I set up the screensaver, and after the amount of time it would have triggered the screensaver to start. I guess the bubbles from my screen saver got on the wires of the taskbar and gave poor Isabella a headache.
She is now sitting here, contently blinking her little alien eyes at me. Maybe it’s because she’s happy in her new home, or maybe it’s the shiny external hard drive I gave her, or maybe she’s plotting my abduction. But I think, after our rough start…we are going to be very happy together.