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 Computer Troubles2003-07-07 23:59
by Flemming Funch

Hm, looks like the harddisk is corrupted on my laptop. TechTool deluxe is taking forever to work its way through fixing it, and it didn't seem to succeed in the first try. Taking around 12 hours to run through it. Damn, I don't need that today. I had some important work I sort of needed to finish, like, yesterday. Luckily I just backed it up the day before, so if I have to reformat it, I don't lose anything other than time.

We're shipping most of our stuff to France in the morning. The essential stuff, but that is still a lot of boxes. And I've thrown away loads and loads of old papers I'm never going to look at. Feels really good to be done with that.

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8 Jul 2003 @ 06:47 by martha : know the feeling
When I came to californina 5 years ago I shipped five boxes and brought the rest of my possessions in my small acura.  

8 Jul 2003 @ 07:39 by bushman : When it rains,
it pours, lol, also murphys law, always takes effect, in situations like these, plan for the worst, then at least in the end it will seem trivial, lol.  

9 Jul 2003 @ 07:07 by Seb @ : Oops
I meant *this* summer. Still weary from the move.  

9 Jul 2003 @ 18:04 by vibrani : seems to be going around
I called Microsoft for tech support for a simple problem (to figure out why I can't change my mouse pointer scheme), and after following their crazy directions for 1 1/2 hours, they totally screwed up my pc, luckily I found a way to get it back, and the original problem isn't fixed, but now they tell me I have to get my bios reconfigured so my computer will start with a cd boot up - well how the hell do they think I installed XP if not for booting from the cd originally?! What b.s. Clowns working at MS. Must be on crack or something. Good luck with your lap top - do not call MS.  

9 Jul 2003 @ 20:04 by martha : softy
Well when you have a monopoly like micorsoft does (allowed to continue by our government), they don't need to be considerate or helpful to their customers. Why should they bother to spend extra money to help? By the way did they charge you for that 1 1/2 hours?  

9 Jul 2003 @ 21:29 by vibrani : Here's the rest of it...
I found out that Microsoft tech support for XP is in the U.S., India, and Columbia. If you call a U.S. number you could get anyone. My son came home and we called them back and got someone in Arizona who instantly knew how to fix everything! You just never know when you call, who you'll get, and that's the problem - I don't think they have the same standards in other countries (no matter what they may say). So, all is better than ever now. The first guy who "helped" me was a moron. I didn't have to pay anything but for the phone call because my XP is only a month old and all covered under their guarantee/warranty. So, all in all, it was about 3 1/2 hours by phone. Lovely, hunh?  

9 Jul 2003 @ 23:52 by ming : Earning a living
Yeah, my plan for moving was in part based on the expectation that my clients would be ok with it and that nothing would change in my work relationships, at least at first. I was a bit worried about it, but as it turned out, they didn't really mind too much. Since I'm lousy at saving up reserves for anything, that was a key piece. My main income earning work is virtual and there are actually several clients (in Florida) I've never met. And, actually, since I'm a night person, if I'm in Europe I'll actually end up being awake during U.S. business hours, so they'll have an easier time getting hold of me. Only problem with that whole thing is that I'll be paid in U.S. dollars, which aren't worth all that much when converted to Euros these days.  

11 Jul 2003 @ 10:06 by ming : Dollars
The Euro is about 1.2 dollars now. But doesn't necessarily buy anything more in Europe than before.  

11 Jul 2003 @ 14:33 by Jon @ : OOOps
Ooops - I meant "continents", not economies.  

16 Sep 2003 @ 02:48 by harsha @ : about infsrv.dll
what is that infsrv.dll?i have virus on that file.how i remove it.am i delete that file?  

2 Oct 2003 @ 16:39 by bezy @ : password problems
i bought a used dell from a yard sail and its locked and it will not lett me pass the first screen  

2 Oct 2003 @ 17:02 by ming : Computer Troubles
I realize that Yahoo today {link:http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=computer%20troubles&sp=1&ei=UTF-8&fr=fp-txt|thinks} that I'm the #1 authority in the whole world on "Computer Troubles". But it ain't true, and I'd rather not be, as I have troubles enough of my own.

To bezy with the password problem, I'd guess the easiest it to do a fresh install of your operating system, asking it to format the disk. That requires that you have an install CD of course.  

14 Oct 2003 @ 17:48 by wayne @ : computer
en series how can i shift account disable  

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