Phew! This was close...
Things were pretty hectic here not too long ago. Every time I would reboot my computer, the screen would just stay black before going to the log-in screen! I was so upset, very sad that all my files/drawings were gone forever. I feared that I wouldn't be able to finish my drawings or see my wonderful friends again.
I gave up after trying several times with no luck. I nearly cried, hugging my Kyle and Cartman dolls trying to take it easy. Then I tried again, this time running it in safe mode, still no luck at first. But then I restarted the computer one more time after that, and everything seems to be back to normal! Scanning it once in safe mode seemed to disable whatever was causing the black screen (THANK GOD!) I turned it on and off again several times to make sure the problem was fixed, and it worked! So far so good. I hope I never have to be without a computer, because as I said before, talking with my DeviantArt friends, drawing my favorite characters inflated helps me cope with my high anxiety and depression. It's the ONLY way I can cope. I don't know what I would do without all my photos stored on here that I worked so hard to make, find, and collect over time. And I don't have enough money to even think about buying a new laptop, since every cent I make now goes towards bills and to pay the rent in my new house every month. So if there is ever a very long period in which you don't hear from me, it means that it finally bit the dust. I've had this same laptop since late 2010, and I've had it as long as I've been a member on this site. It's survived through everything I've thrown at it! (Not literally, but you get the idea.) Viruses, malware, missing keys, and even a broken screen! Duct tape is keeping it held together! After all of that, she's still working!
Needless to say, I'm much more careful and gentle with it now than I was in 2010. And very grateful that it is back to normal. But it was such a close call this time. Kyle and Cartman did a very good job of keeping me sane and positive!
So, my laptop will live to inflate another day!