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Computer is broken again [Aug. 29th, 2009|12:09 pm]
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My computer is broken again so I will be off line for an indeterminate period again. It's looking like that if I want any sort of reliable service from these bloody things, then I'm going to have to buy a screen and a keyboard for the guts-of-a-computer I've been using to extract data from the old M68 (not that I've done much of that lately, it needs programs that haven't been on my computer since the last major breakdown six whole weeks ago). That way, at least when one of the computers breaks down the other one might still work.
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[User Picture]From: aeb
2009-08-29 08:41 am (UTC)
I hope you get it fixed fast. Whether I'm using my computer more for games or socializing, I always hate when it doesn't work right. {sympathetic look}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2009-08-30 02:49 am (UTC)
Thanks... I'm beginning to get just a little bit tired of all these computer breakdowns. The next person who tries to convince me to use Microsoft anything because "it just works" will... have trouble convincing me, at the very least.
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[User Picture]From: aeb
2009-08-30 04:18 am (UTC)
Microsoft messes up. For me, it usually breaks down at a rate I can put up with, but earlier this week it was rough for a few days. It sounds like you're getting a higher error rate than I do. {sympathetic smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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[User Picture]From: baphnedia
2009-08-29 06:39 pm (UTC)
Ow!
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2009-08-30 02:51 am (UTC)
Tell me about it... this computer has been nothing but trouble for the past 18 months. Last suggestion I heard was that one of its (brand new) disk drives was already on the way out. It got to the stage that when starting up I would see something like
YOUR FILE SYSTEM IS: FUKT
WINDOWS.POS WILL NOW RUN CHKDSK.EXE.
HAVING A LOOK AT YOUR DISK DRIVE 0.1% COMPLETE
and crap like that.
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[User Picture]From: bookwyrm_sr
2009-08-30 09:24 pm (UTC)
I *rarely* have any computer problems. But.....when I *do*......the b***dy thing DIES, and I have to have DH do 'puter surgery. It's hardware problems for me 99% of the time.
Sending strong "fix-it" vibes your way!
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2009-09-02 10:32 am (UTC)
Thanks for the thoughts. Well, the computer is... going. I can't say "fixed" because they didn't really do anything to it, but at least it's going now.
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[User Picture]From: quaxo9
2009-08-31 03:20 am (UTC)
Aw Dave, sorry to hear about this. Maybe you should stop downloading all that porn. ;) Kidding. I really do feel for you. I hate it when things don't work properly and I REALLY hate it when things not working properly keeps me from doing things I want to do. Best of luck figuring stuff out. :S
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2009-09-02 10:32 am (UTC)
Maybe I should start. Obviously I'm doing this internet thing All Wrong and should start acting like Normal People Do instead of programming huge web sites devoted to the miniscule variances in obscure stamps...
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