Athena the Cat Goddess for Caturday Art again this week.
I had a few pictures ready for Caturday Art, but after a major freeze on my computer, and then having to force it into shutdown when it had stayed like that for a few hours, it refused to reboot properly. I know you should never force a shutdown but I couldn't find any other way to do it.
I tried everything but nothing worked. In the end I attempted to save all my files to discs so I could re-install Windows to factory condition.
After 5 discs I thought it was looking a bit familiar, so watched one downloading right through, and sure enough, each disc was downloading the same files instead of continuing on.
I have all of my photos and important documents (except for January, which may be on my internet security back up) saved on my external hard drive so decided risking a reinstall without backing up first.
It seems to have worked although I have lost some very recent photos and documents including all of my Caturday Art ones.
It is the first time I have done anything major on the computer and took about 7 hours, so I am feeling quite pleased with myself that I have got it running again.
I didn't really like it, but didn't want to just delete it so....