Posted 20 June 2007 - 07:41 PM
Well I am glad to have found this place as its already helped me solve a couple of problems, just by reading other people's posts. SO thankyou for that, still has not helped me fix the big one yet. But we will get there.
I am not your usual computer geek, I am 50 years old, female, live in Australia. What I know about computers I have taught myself over the past ten years of owning one. I have learned all sorts of things, but get lost on the tech speak. I guess that's what happens when you dont have formal education on the subject.
I originally bought a computer in 1997 very reluctantly I might add, because what I really wanted was an electric typewriter. A friend convinced me this "new fangled" technology was going to take off like a rocket in flight. So I forked out $3,000 for my very first Pentium 200. Wow those were the days. I didnt even know how to switch the thing on and pestered my more knowledgeable friend continuously, how do I do this? How do I do that? Poor man. Anyway, from there I just learned, not only how to switch it on but lots of other stuff as well. With an enormous amount of T&E. I quickly got very good at format C: it was my best defence against I don't know what I am doing and I don't want to call a technician (that was after a few fixits that I paid good money for, were not fixed) Now I am the one people call asking how do I fix this, how do I do that? I still have tons to learn. I am always amazed not so much by what I have learned but by what I still do not know. Hopefully there will be helpers here who can point me in the right direction. And I hope that maybe I can return the favor from time to time.
So thanks for the forum....
On the the right category for my first, please help post.