Many of us have a love/hate relationship with computers

Posted By on March 25, 2023

Much of Friday was spend trying to recover tax oriented data that has been on the Windows virtual drive on my iMac computer. Earlier this year, I started taxes and had been slowly adding data and archiving items in a folder so I could file taxes this year. Windows 10 BLue screenAll the downloads were in place and everything was running as it should … except my back-up plan was ONLY Apple’s TimeMachine. 

During a recent Windows update, I suspect the computer either went off or did a restart based on something on the Mac OS side. I really wasn’t paying attention. BUT in the end, the “blue screen” popped up on a restart and continued as I pursued every possible troubleshooting angle in order to repair the virtual drive and reboot Windows10. It didn’t work.

So back to re-installing the last good Windows.pvm (Parallels) version … or so I thought. The backup is on a USB 2.0 drive (slow) and after a full night of recovery, wasn’t far enough back to work. UGH! I’m in the process of trying again and will restore overnight tonight. Crossing my fingers as I’m already in the process of trying to figure out what to do if this doesn’t work. 


Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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