WHAT IS A PERSON TO DO WHEN THE SYSTEM FAILS?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Compass 540867

I'm a Texas Realtor who relies heavily on Microsoft Outlook for my contact database, calendar, and general emailing service.  Unfortunately, I am having serious issues with my computer.  The good news is that I always back up my data on an extermal drive; the bad news is that restoring a back up and then trying to find the information is a nightmare, especially anything in Outlook.  I use Windows Vista (which is not something I'm proud of).  Do any of you have suggestions for overcoming my technical shortcomings in this regard? 

In particular, I NEED MY OUTLOOK files.  I can't seem to get there.

HELP!!!

 

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Kris Hoch, ABR, ePro®

RE/MAX Compass

7825 Hwy 6 N, #112

Houston, TX  77095

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For more information about the Spring-Cypress TX area, please visit my website at www.har.com/krishoch

If you are planning to buy in Spring or Cypress, TX, you can reach Kris at kris@krishoch.com or via cell phone at 832.928.5070.

 

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Irina Riley
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Kris, I would suggest to bring your computer to Office Depot. They will show you everything for free. Or find a good computer guy. Good luck.

April 21, 2010 11:35 AM
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Morris Massre
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You probably have a virus first of all because you don't just lose your Outlook info.  Somewhere in your computer is a file with all of your contacts.  If you have an iphone you can just sync it with your itunes account and it will transfer automatically.  Otherwise, your best bet is to have a techy clean it out and "find" your lost info.  I have someone trustworthy who can do it by remote and he charges $50. an hour, but boy is it worth it.  Your computer will run like new.  Remote meaning he takes over your computer while you watch, pretty cool. 

April 21, 2010 11:36 AM
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Kris Hoch
ABR, e-PRO, CNHS, CSSN
RE/MAX Compass

I have already taken my computer to Office Depot.  Long story short is what they said was wrong with it was not the problem. . . $169 dollars later. 

I have restored my back up on another notebook I have.  My issue is that I cannot get to my Outlook files.  I can do without just about anything else.  I have hard copies of the important documents.  But my Outlook files are almost priceless.  I would sync my phone if my computer would stay on for more than 45 seconds!

Thanks for the comments, btw.

I'm still working on it.  Any suggestions are always welcomed.

April 21, 2010 11:55 AM
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Kris Hoch
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Just wanted you guys to know that the problem with my computer was in the power supply.  I was plugging into a surge protector (expensive, higher end model).  Unfortunately, it was not providing power at full strength to my computer.  So, after several weeks of deprivation and frustration, my computer is back on track and plugged into a dedicated line. 

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