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Utter computer nightmare...
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Post 16 made on Wednesday March 18, 2009 at 18:27
Anthony
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good luck with both issues
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Post 17 made on Thursday March 19, 2009 at 23:12
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Every time I go away you have computer problems!! Never mind I'm back :) Now watch this one go down in a screaming heap
I knew this was a mistake; my grip on reality's not too good at the best of times. Glitz, in "The Ultimate Foe"
Post 18 made on Friday March 20, 2009 at 01:13
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The last week in February had a cheap computer go done mother board. Finally put it back together with a new MB this week and one of the rails on the power supply was bad - new power supply. At the beginning of last week my main computer in the office started acting weird. Diagnoses bad power supply that took out the mother board and a hard drive! Got smart on this one and backed up both the Windows and Program Files partitions. Yesterday while I was finishing up the computer got weird when I was shutting it down - got to love Windows - came back up and everything was screwed up. Booted to the USB thumb drive with a bunch of tools on it and in 15 minutes restored both partitions and was back up.
Post 19 made on Saturday March 21, 2009 at 12:35
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Well I'm back up and running, after a fashion. New graphics card and a crabby old (last resort) 17" crt. It'll do for now though.
Post 20 made on Tuesday March 24, 2009 at 15:35
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Took Freya back to the vet today, supposedly to have that bad tooth removed. Transpired though that it wasn't a bad tooth after all; it was a huge wooden splinter that had worked its way into the gum. That'll teach her to go crunching sticks.

Anyway, she's back home now, feeling a little sorry for herself, but otherwise okay.
Post 21 made on Monday June 1, 2009 at 21:34
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Once again the demon gremlins have been at work. Fear not (or do so, as the case might be) I'll be back as soon as possible.
Post 22 made on Tuesday June 2, 2009 at 04:58
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Post 23 made on Tuesday June 2, 2009 at 18:35
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On June 2, 2009 at 04:58, 39 Cent Stamp said...

Those bastards have been attacking my Mac (desktop & laptop) over the last couple of weeks.
"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger."
Frank Lloyd Wright
Post 24 made on Friday July 24, 2009 at 14:27
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Woo Hoo! I'm back!!! Not quite fully up to speed (got to get my head around Vista), but so far it's lookin' good.
Post 25 made on Friday July 24, 2009 at 23:31
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You better hurry up with that, b/c Windows 7 is comming out in a few months.
"You can't fix stupid."
Post 26 made on Saturday July 25, 2009 at 04:49
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Im out of town wrapping up a system upgrade. I used the clients wifi to download a couple of movies to watch on my iphone during the flight home.

I get back to the hotel (where the internet is psychotically slow) and pull my laptop out and it turns on them shuts off and will not power up. Charger appears to be dead. Im freaking out because i still need to transfer the movies to my iphone and because i have a weeks worth of programming on my desktop that hasnt been backed up. But really im just worried about the movies for the iphone :).

I take the battery in and out in a fit of rage and frustration... all the while im praying and cursing like a nervous madman. Then.. right when i am about to stick a fork in the nearest wall outlet to end it all.. it comes back on.

Had to share that. Thanks for listening. And.. NO you will never be able to get back the 5 minutes of your life you wasted reading this thread :).
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Post 27 made on Saturday July 25, 2009 at 10:35
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DJY, nice to hear that things are going better.
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Post 28 made on Saturday July 25, 2009 at 18:49
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39 cent, it only took me 3 minutes.
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Post 29 made on Sunday August 2, 2009 at 01:44
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Given the odd embarrassing faux pas or three (much to the delight of the daughter) I think I might actually be getting the hang of all this. Indeed, courtesy of wife's laptop (a "gift" from work) I've even dragged myself (or, more accurately, been dragged along) into the 21st century and invested in a wireless modem router (again, much joy and delight from the darling sprogs).

Anyway, having binned the old machine (the numerous hardware/software screw ups finally took its toll) I've now got a new machine that's based around an AMD Phenom II and running Vista Ultimate 64 bit. Not sure of all the pros and cons, but at the moment it appears to running okay (and a period of stability is something I desperately crave). So in that regard, considering all the hullabaloo and problems Vista had when it was originally launched, I think I'll be steering clear of 7 for the foreseeable future.
Post 30 made on Sunday August 2, 2009 at 01:55
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The quad processor and 64 bit operating system is something i have been lusting after for quite some time. The major road block is that most of the software i run is still 32bit only so the only way to have a machine like that is to use virtual machine software and load XP Pro or a 32 bit version of Vista on it. Meaning i would have to switch back and forth all day.

I have played with windows 7 a little on my bosses laptop. The few minutes i spent with it were pleasurable because of a few new/cool features. My boss says that it is unstable and crashes from time to time so i will be joining you in avoiding windows 7 for a while.

I currently have XP Pro installed and i have no plans to change anything until im forced to buy a new computer.
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