January 19, 2007

Computer Problems - Sorry For Light Posting

Hatched by Dafydd

I'm working with a (near) catastrophic computer problem here: when I boot, it shows the Windows XP splash screen... then the entire screen goes dark. Sometimes, after 30-40 minutes, the machine boots up; other times, it just sits that way for hours.

I spent all afternoon on the phone with some Microsoft tech-guy in India, Mr. Nahasapeemapetilon, I think he said. Mr. Nahasapeemapetilon appeared to be in the midst of a tubercular fit of some sort: for the entire conversation, he insisted upon coughing -- horrible, wracking, gagging coughs -- directly into his microphone. Hence, my ear.

In the end, he admitted he had no idea in the world what was wrong. But some "senior technician" is supposed to call tomorrow... and by golly, this time, I expect some results! After all, if you can't trust Yogananda from Bangalore, then who the heck can you trust?

It's up now, and I have internet access (no problems with my internet connection, fortunately), so I'll get cracking on a real post.

Again, my apologies.

- the Mgt.

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, January 19, 2007, at the time of 6:50 PM

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The following hissed in response by: Robert Schwartz

1. Back up you data. STAT!.

2. find all of your applications.

3. run an anti-virus, an anti-spyware and a rootkit detector.

4. If that doesn't solve the problem, and it may not, it's time for the Microsoft parrot. But make sure you have completed steps 1. and 2. Reformat your disk, reinstall your applications, and reload your data.

5. If that doesn't work. Hardware problem. Buy a new computer.

The above hissed in response by: Robert Schwartz [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 19, 2007 7:38 PM

The following hissed in response by: SkyWatch

The last time that happened to me i forgot step 2. Big mistake.

The above hissed in response by: SkyWatch [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 19, 2007 8:21 PM

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