This Week in Park Ridge

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Posted by Park Ridge Real Estate | Posted in Computers, Interesting Events, Park Ridge | Posted on 05-04-2010

Here’s the calendar for the events this week in Park Ridge, IL.  There are some great things to do, free classes on computers, story time for kids, career consulting and many more.

Electronic Recycling Day

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Posted by Park Ridge Real Estate | Posted in Computers | Posted on 15-03-2010

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The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Park Ridge Park District are partnering with PC Rebuilders and Recyclers to collect unwanted computer equipment and electronics to be reused, refurbished and recycled. 

The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 24th from 10a.m. – 2p.m. at the Senior Center in Park Ridge, located at 100 S. Western Avenue.  For additional information please call the Chamber of Commerce at (847) 825-3121.

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A Word of Caution about Microsoft Updates

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Posted by Park Ridge Real Estate | Posted in Computers | Posted on 04-03-2010

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After updating my computer last week (Vista – 64 bit OS) with the Windows Update, my system has crashed mulitple times. So, instead of trying to figure it out this time, I call HP as I still have a warranty on the computer.  Guess what they tell me to do?  Not update my computer from Microsoft any more – just update drivers when you need to is what she told me.  I told her I just put on the new service pack and she said that was a mistake and that I should not update from them again.  WHAT????????????

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I mean – I know it’s like playing Russian Roulette with my computer when I do updates – but this is a tad bit ridiculous.  So – she went into the computer via remote and did everything that I did before I called as I sat here laughing/crying about the state of customer service and blatant finger pointing by these monstrous companies and finally got me back up and running by doing a “Last Known Good Configuration” which was sometime in 1993.  Flash forward to today and all the problems are back.  This time – they tell me to unplug the computer and hold the on button for several minutes to clear the static electricity and then repeat the same steps from last week and it worked! 

This rant is courtesy of  my cpu crashing three times since I wrote the last post 10 minutes ago. 

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