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Old 08-17-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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to make it crash? I have done a couple myself,actually more,I have unplugged my computer while System Restore was still running. I have run another(down-loaded) Anti-virus protection while I currentlly had an existing one. Well I would like to hear from the rest of you,fess up.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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Ditto on the multiple anti-virus programs....... was an interesting lesson in how they don't play well together.....

And I spilled orange juice all over my laptop keyboard once......
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:33 PM
 
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Well, back many moons ago when I did warranty work for multiple brands of PC'd in my shop, I had one (won't name names) that I just couldn't figure out, kept locking up randomly, this was when the AMD K62 was popular to give you a time frame, all dagnostics passed, so I figured I'd help things along, I fired up the computer, let Windows 98 (another time frame clue) finish loading, then proceded to remove the heatsink, unlock the CPU socket, and yank the CPU out. Much to my surprise nothing got fried, and the system worked fine after reassembly, no more lockups. So I guess this was trying to crash it but failing?
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:51 PM
 
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Remember DOS's Doublespace? I accidentally deleted the huge (probably 100MB) file that actually contained everything on the C drive. It was a hidden, system file in the root of the drive and for some reason I needed to delete stuff from there so I cleared all the file attributes so I could get at them and accidentally deleted the doublespace file along with them. Damn wildcards. I immediately realized what I'd done and ran undelete but no luck. Good thing I had backups and things were a lot easier to reload back then.
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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Installed Vista
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:15 PM
 
Location: 60630
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And I spilled orange juice all over my laptop keyboard once......

What was the first words out of your mouth when that happened?
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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What was the first words out of your mouth when that happened?
Oh pits!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Downloaded and updated my HP laptops BIOS.

It put it into PERMANENT sleep mode...zzzzzzz
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:54 AM
 
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Downloaded and updated my HP laptops BIOS.

It put it into PERMANENT sleep mode...zzzzzzz
You turned it into a 'brick', a.k.a. you 'bricked' it
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Installed Vista
haha

I almost blew away my hard drive once with DiskPart. I was trying to prepare a thumb drive for PE purposes and selected the laptop hard drive by mistake. Fortunately, DP wouldn't allow me to clean the drive.

At my job, we used to use Ghost to image laptops. I once overwrote a customer's hard drive by selecting From image instead of To image. They were not pleased.
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