Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Things may be back to normal... can you believe?

Bad news is that I'm fighting a respiratory infection and doing everything I can to keep it from becoming my third bout of bronchitis for the season.  In addition to using my four asthma-management meds, I'm using my home nebulizer and doing sinus irrigation.  The latter is too gross to describe, but I will anyway.  It's an alternative to a Neti Pot.  I tried one of those, and it gave me the worst "ice cream headache" I've ever had.  The irrigation method, which is simply a bottle of distilled water mixed with salty solution, isn't painful at all.  Just uncomfortable and, sometimes, gross, but if it helps me breathe, I'm all for it.

The good news is that MAGIX refunded my software price, and at a MAGIX forum I received a very courteous reply informing me of the refund and noting that my problem is not one commonly encountered.  The person who responded suspects it's a folder-access issue with Windows Defender, which comes with 10.  However, I think I can opt of out WD, which is worth a shot.  I don't know why antivirus issues hadn't occurred to me.

But... I got my dough back, and please disregard the snarky things I said about MAGIX.  I deeply appreciate MAGIX's attention to this problem--and their explaining things so a non-tech like me can grasp them.

Meanwhile, blog faithful and buddy Byron may well have solved the problem with my previous, better software.  Byron gave me this link which explains a 10 feature I didn't know existed: the Windows 10 Compatibility Mode--link.  It lets me sort of return the previous cleaning lab to a Windows 7 mode.  So far, so good.  I imported and corrected a number of 78 files without a crash.  But I want to do some more testing before I declare victory.  Things seem to have been fixed.  If so, that's the best news of the summer!

It's always a great experience to assume the worst and then have it not happen.  To expect disaster, then find out you were wrong.  Lovely feeling.  Now, if I can kick this damn bug.  It's either a virus that's causing congestion or just the ragweed messing me over with no help from any bugs.  We're always told about the different between viruses and infections, in the context of prescribing antibiotics (which work on the latter but not the former), but viruses can cause congestion, and congestion can lead to infections as a result of blocked drainage.  So a bug can lead to an infection.  It's happened to me many times.

Let's hope my older cleaning lab continues to function in adjusted compatibility mode, or whatever the right phrase is.  I'd keep my fingers crossed, but it's so hard to type that way....

Lee

13 comments:

Buster said...

Hope you feel better - glad that your software issues have improved!

Scott1669 said...

So glad to hear Good News!!!!! I often forget about 'Compatibility Mode' until I run something old (anyone remember Dr. Sbaitso.....but I use DosBox for that). Having Fuchs Dystrophy along with Retinitis Pigmentosa the salt water treatment for the Fuchs goes right into my eye....so there is pain with that. Good to hear your respiratory treatment is, while perhaps unpleasant to view, less pain intensive. Speaking of computer problems.....now I have to go clean out the EGR system in my son's 2001 Monte Carlo so the Computer Check Engine Light will stop keeping it from passing inspection......

Zoomer Roberts said...

Lee, your good news has made my day!

Now, if only we could do something about those Sinusees and Pharisees...

rev.b said...

Good to hear the software issue was addressed. Here's hoping the health issue will be resolved soon as well.

Diane said...

Car inspection? Wow. I thought most states had done away with that. It's almost like they think cars still have carburetors. In any case, Scott, good luck! And good news, Lee! Irrigate those sinuses, and let's hope they're soon as high as an elephant's eye. Or something fruitful.

Lee Hartsfeld said...

Thanks, everyone. I hope the old software continues to behave. I won't declare victory until I'm sure it's completely stable. It's faked me out before, operating without a hitch, then suddenly blinking out over and over.

I'd never heard of "comparability mode." Or maybe I had, and I'd forgotten it. (That's more likely!) Anyway, I'm still fearful that things haven't really been fixed, but so far, so good.

I'm debating whether to do a second irrigation before bed, since my last one didn't, um, uncover a lot of stuff. I just want a head that doesn't feel like someone stuffed rags up my sinus cavities. I think that's a reasonable thing to hope for....

Lee Hartsfeld said...

Zoomer--Great pun!

Ernie said...

Glad to hear you reached a reasonable solution with MAGIX. I knew about Compatibility mode, but I don't think I've ever actually had to use it for anything. And if it's conflicting with your AV, that's a whole other kettle of fish.

Now if you could just quit breathing, everything would be ok. ;)

Bob in Vancouver said...

Take very good care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

Hope You're health solutions work best for you and less painful breathing, Lee
Glad that MAGIX is doing it's magic again on your wondrous record collection, Always enjoying your Blog and friendship
Byron

Larry said...

I forgot to mention that I had found "You go to Your Church and I'll Go to Mine" in an old song book back in the eighties, and played it a couple of times. This is the first recording I've ever heard of it. Very Nice! Thank you!

Timmy said...

THIS JUST IN (albeit late....) Glad you're back up & I dig the new header logo!

Lee Hartsfeld said...

Thanks, everyone!