Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!



So, this is my christmas: Yesterday the problems started again with the new release of the Phoenix viewer. I don't know, if the viewer causes the problems or if the problems are there and cause the freezing of the viewer....

However.... I kept on freezing. And I was sooooo happy, because I got some money from the taxes back (yeah, wonders happen!) and bought me a new monitor. Nice! So, after a few crashes, not only my Phoenix frozen but also my screen, harddisc, whatevah! Blue error screens from Windows. etc. I guess the harddisc is kaput.

After a sleepless, desperate night, I finally got a recovery version of windows back on my computer. At least some good news: Could save some files, so they are not gone forever. But can't get back to my old user-account, so all the programs etc... nothing! Glad that I at least found my own blog here!!!!

Anyways, the only program I installed yet in the new account apart from firefox was Phoenix. And still the same problems: Freezing for some minutes, then everything works fine again for another some minutes till I freeze again. Maybe I really should try a different viewer, though - as I said - I don't know, if the computer causes the Phoenix-problems or Phoenix causes the computer problems. But I heard of many people experiencing problems with their computers since the new Phoenix. Coincidence?

So, I was inworld and rented a new parcel and good news (?): The landlady would have a tenant for it already and would need the SIM desperately. So I don't have to have such a bad concious for giving it up. The bad news: It all has to be cleaned until sunday! I wanted to take a peaceful and not hasted farewell of Tidra. Make some more videoclips for the memory, then clean it all up in boxes.... But maybe it's the best that way? I just hope, my computer works long enough to let me clean it up. *sigh*

And tomorrow RL-work. Oh my! Sooooooo..... Merry Christmas to all. I'm not in the right seasons-mood as you can imagine! Glad, when this year is over!

2 comments:

ZIGGY STARSMITH said...

I had the same problem. What I found out is that I updated my graphics card for my pc, then downloaded the Phoenix viewer from 2 previous versions (373 I believe) then reinstalled the new version 818 over it (do not do a clean install) and now it works perfectly.
If any of these are your type of graphics card, go here to get the latest updates.
Video Drivers

http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/doku.php?id=downloads

Mac drivers are included with OS upgrades
If you are not sure what type of video card you have, use GPU-Z found (win only) here. For linux, in a console use: lspci | grep VGA

Nvidia Video Driver

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Latest driver Last checked Dec 14- Windows: 263.09(Nov 22) - Linux: 260.19.29 (Dec 13)

ATI Video Driver

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Windows download Last checked Dec 14- 10.12 (Dec 13)
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Linux download Last checked Dec 14- 10.12 (Dec 13)

Intel Video Driver

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Intel driver download page Intel does not have a universal driver set.

Teleny Macarthur said...

Aw, sweetie, I'm so sorry you are still having puter problems. And so soon on Tidra leaving.... *sigh*... I'll try to get my stuff out tonight or tomorrow, then... I had planned on waiting until Sunday, but I understand her need for speed. I too will miss a chance to get a few more vids/pics of just us two. I stayed on one night, but you and River had logged off early, and didn't come back. Maybe I'll see you tonight! *XOXOX*