Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Almost there...

Finally managed to get assignment number two lodged today. I had a huge meltdown on Monday when pressing CTRL S to save my near completed assigment it just disappeared. It wasn't locked or anything else and MS Word didn't recover the doc when i shut it down and opened it again - it was just completely gone. There was a temporay file there but i could not open it.

I tried everything suggested on the MS website, had a technician do a house call to attemp recovery (cheap in Cambodia but not sure how good they are!) and even called MS support in Australia but to no avail. In the end my husband managed to get the details of another technician who could come out on Tuesday morning so i decided to do what my IT support at work always did with out network computers - log off and log back on again. We always laughed as this was the first thing they asked you when you rang the helpdesk!! No one here had mentioned it though. I was too scared to log off initially as i thought while i could still see the temp file that it was there somewhere and i thought i would lose it once i logged off. In the end there wasn't anything else to do so i hesitantly selected restart and crossed my fingers!

You can image my HUGE suprise when I clicked on the temp file again and it opened. I had lost about 5 minutes work and the pictures I had included - in the scheme of things absolutely nothing!! I was SOOOOOOO happy - I had wasted a whole day almost on this and was now behind where i wanted to be in order to meet the assessment requirements for both subjects that i am doing but at least I did not have to do the assignment all over again!!

I can't believe that I have almost finised these two subjects :)