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Old 09-15-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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Then I have to assume something you did during the session here made a change that required a reboot.

My inference still stands, just not for you. Leaving PCs on for extended periods of time is very common and poor practice.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:25 PM
 
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Then I have to assume something you did during the session here made a change that required a reboot.

My inference still stands, just not for you. Leaving PCs on for extended periods of time is very common and poor practice.
No, a reboot came about because of a faulty 60-amp pull-out plug with loose prongs in the electrical box that doesn't make good contact with the fuses in it and that my landlord is dragging his heels about replacing. (I live in a 100 year old farm house that has the old-fashioned fuse box with 60 and 30 amp fuses that I have to replace every now and then.) When the prongs lose contact with the fuses, I lose power to my hot water heater and the only way to correct it is to pull out the plug and push it back in, which works until the next time it loses contact. Pulling out that plug shuts down several electrical outlets in the house, among them the one that powers the computer. So, I shut down the computer before pulling that plug and then restarted it. When I restarted it, things were working again.

Just want to say again that I do appreciate the help you offered and hopefully, your advice to everyone to reboot their computers periodically will be well taken.
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:31 PM
 
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Poorly stated on my part. I didn't mean a change that requested a reboot, but one that was made during your time trying to fix the problem that did not activate until after the reboot. You aren't always notified that a change requires a reboot to work.
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:22 PM
 
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Poorly stated on my part. I didn't mean a change that requested a reboot, but one that was made during your time trying to fix the problem that did not activate until after the reboot. You aren't always notified that a change requires a reboot to work.
OK. Gotcha.
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:12 PM
 
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No, a reboot came about because of a faulty 60-amp pull-out plug with loose prongs in the electrical box that doesn't make good contact with the fuses in it and that my landlord is dragging his heels about replacing. (I live in a 100 year old farm house that has the old-fashioned fuse box with 60 and 30 amp fuses that I have to replace every now and then.) When the prongs lose contact with the fuses, I lose power to my hot water heater and the only way to correct it is to pull out the plug and push it back in, which works until the next time it loses contact. Pulling out that plug shuts down several electrical outlets in the house, among them the one that powers the computer. So, I shut down the computer before pulling that plug and then restarted it. When I restarted it, things were working again.

Just want to say again that I do appreciate the help you offered and hopefully, your advice to everyone to reboot their computers periodically will be well taken.
You've got a good UPS for your equipment, right?
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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You've got a good UPS for your equipment, right?

I don't know what "UPS" means in this context.
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:52 AM
 
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Uninterruptible Power Supply.

A battery backup with surge protection.

Uninterruptible power supply - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:33 PM
 
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Uninterruptible Power Supply.

A battery backup with surge protection.

Uninterruptible power supply - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thanks. Yes, I have the computer plugged into an APC.
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