Wow, it's been forever since I last wrote a journal, not since early November of last year.
Right now I am having some computer problems, whenever I start up my computer, it takes over a half hour to load anything up, with the computer starting up and it's stuck on the boot-up screen with the HP logo and the spinning wheel at the bottom of the screen, then stays that way for a half hour before the computer comes up. I have tried finding a way to fix this problem without trying to lose any of my data or having to spend money on new parts or repairs, but so far, no luck, the problem has yet to be fixed.
From what it seems, I may either have bad sectors on my hard drive or it may be dust within the tower that's causing my computer's start-up to be slowed down greatly, but when I get to seeing my desktop, everything runs at normal speed. I am trying to avoid any methods that will force me to spend money such as replacing this computer entirely because I haven't gotten paid in over two months because of one of my recent clients being relatively stubborn and difficult to work with (believe me, my boss isn't happy about it either, he's just as frustrated about it as I am). I really don't like how everything seems to break in my house whenever my family is having financial problems. Since this year has started, our dishwasher broke, our old printer broke, and my computer mouse broke, and we've had to replace them, and it doesn't help that it's still time for taxes to be paid, yet nobody in my family is making much money, considering I still haven't gotten paid. I really, REALLY do not want to replace this computer.
And before you ask, yes, I've backed everything up. I haven't gotten the back-up drive to work for some reason, but I backed-up all the important files onto a series of three flash drives, one having all of my important files and the other two having relatives files.
Because of these computer problems, all projects such as artwork and otherwise are going to be delayed for some time. How long? I have no idea, probably whenever I have these problems fixed, and I have no clue how long that will take. If anyone has any suggestions on how I can fix my problem, please feel free to tell me!