Second Chance to Live – Overcoming Anxiety — Part 1 of 2
Posted by Second Chance to Live on June 27, 2008
Hi and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am so glad that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Over the past several days I have had a life changing experience. To some the experience may not be that big of a deal, but for me the experience has empowered my process. You see, I decided to take a risk and confront something that promoted a sense of anxiety in me. Let me explain.
Because I encountered 3 nightmarish experiences with having to reload the windows 98 SE operating system on 3 separate occasions [through tech support system– Tiers 1, 2, and 3 – over a dial up modem in years gone by] I had anxiety whenever I considered the possibility of having to reload my computer’s operating system. Consequently, I took all kinds of precautions to minimize the risk.
Consequently, I took all kinds of precautions to minimize the possibility of having to reload my computer’s operating system.
During the past several months my present computer has been on the decline. As a result, I have been asking around — my friends — to see if they knew of anyone who had a computer that they were not using and would be willing to give to me. Through my inquiring one of my friends mentioned that he had a computer that he was no longer using that he would be willing to give to me.
As you might imagine, I was over joyed to receive the computer. After I picked up the the computer and brought it home I attached the cables and power cord. After firing up the computer I began my process of investigation. Through the paces of my investigation I determined that the operating system was not working properly. I also noticed that the computers hard drive was cluttered with many files that spanned over the entire hard drive.
Consequently, I attempted to defragment the files on the hard drive to free up available space. When I found that I could not defragment the computer’s hard drive and realized that the operating system was not working properly, I called my friend.
During our conversation, I asked him to reload the operating system for me. He said that he would and I returned the computer to him. Because I knew — up to this point — very little about what needed to be done to load the operating system, I assumed that my friend would do what was necessary to clean the hard drive before he re-loaded the operating system.
Several days later I picked up the computer and began the process of downloading all of the needed windows updates and service packs for Windows XP. Once the updates and service packs were loaded I attempted to load some of my programs and files on to the computer’s hard drive. Through the process of loading one of my programs on to the computer I received a message — from the computer – that told me there was not enough continuous space available to be able to load my program.
I was bewildered because I knew there should be enough available space left on the hard drive to be able to install other programs and files — given the size of the computer’s hard drive.
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