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Polocrunch
post Sep 4 2003, 07:30 PM
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I feel like crying tears of rage.
A single day after getting 63 viruses erased from my computer, the PC is working worse than ever. Internet sites randomly shut down, I get disconnected every five minutes, games shut down without warning, the PC doesnt shut down properly, I constantly have to unplug and start over.
I propose that we hatch a plot to murder Bill Gates.
It'll be like Murder On The Orient Express - everyone can have a stab!
What think ye?
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post Sep 4 2003, 08:08 PM
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because you got a virus you're blaming it on windows?


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post Sep 4 2003, 11:13 PM
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Well... I see Polo's point... Windows doesn't handle damage well, and makes it hard to shut down the affected processes properly so you can keep the machine running for long enough to fix.


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post Sep 5 2003, 09:45 AM
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Windows is the demon that most computer users of the world have to carry on their back. I hate it but I couldn't run everything I do without it. Mine likes giving me runtime errors and blue screens of death occasionally. These days I just defrag the harddrive usually around once a week and set it up t check for errors on a boot and then go off for lunch, that seems to cut down the problems.


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post Sep 5 2003, 07:08 PM
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i've said this many times, xp is simply THE most stable version of windows i have ever used....except maybe 3.1, but it's not as pretty, it is a pig when it comes to updating from a previous version though....

i swear these wkd's are getting stronger...maybe i should eat something... hmm


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post Sep 5 2003, 07:24 PM
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Seconded on windows xp, Microsoft may still make products with too many "features" to make people upgrade their computers but they've been forced to make reliable, less buggy software because linux is becoming a real threat. The pathetic slashdot zombie in me still wants linux to take over the world but I must admit microsoft are making darn good products for end users at the moment. (Apart from msn6, I'm still using 4.6 and I'm dreading the day that I have to "upgrade")
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post Sep 5 2003, 07:35 PM
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QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Sep 5 2003, 08:08 PM)
xp is simply THE most stable version of windows i have ever used....except maybe 3.1

I loved 3.1. I could do stuff.


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post Sep 5 2003, 07:43 PM
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I took my high school computer class on a Windows 3.1 model. Then I got out into the real world and found out that since Bill Gates had screwed up the further models so much from 3.1 that I couldn't do much of anything. dry.gif


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post Sep 5 2003, 07:58 PM
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Windows... hoi, windows... 95, 98, 2000, XP... XP is definitely the best out of the windows series... but really, I think a braindead hampster could make a better product... hmm, maybe I should try!
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post Sep 5 2003, 08:09 PM
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Big up the XP posse!

I've been using it pretty much for the last year, and it's yet to crap out on me properly. I think there may have been once when I had to force a reboot, but it fixed everything itself then, and happily carried on working.

Having said that, apps do still crash with annoying regularity, especially some of my more graphics-intensive games. I don't know whether to blame my weird laptop-ATI graphics card, DirectX, or Bill himself.


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post Sep 5 2003, 08:44 PM
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QUOTE (Jonman @ Sep 5 2003, 09:09 PM)
Having said that, apps do still crash with annoying regularity, especially some of my more graphics-intensive games. I don't know whether to blame my weird laptop-ATI graphics card, DirectX, or Bill himself.

i had that sorta problem when i first got my computer....well i had a load of problems but that was one of the most annoying, i managed to fix the problem...though it could have been any number of things, shop bought systems shouldn't suffer from things like over heating or poor compatibility, as for dx try getting the lastest version if you don't already have it (9.something), if that doesn't work all i can suggest is try clearing some shelf space in the top shelf of your fridge....one reason why i hate laptops, you can't tinker with them very easily


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post Sep 5 2003, 08:51 PM
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first of all, windows 2000 is the greatest.........
the problems you have sound alot like the blaster worm, you are showing all symptoms of it and when you deleted the rest of your viruses you probably opened up a regestry entry that was used by one of the previous viruses that you had...(alot of viruses use some of the same registry entries, and since you can not have more then one of a registry entry then you wouldnt have had the blaster worm working right.) so do this.........
go here for the windows patch for the virus then and go here for a free antiivirus that actually is better then norton or mcafee then....go here and get a free registry healer and scan, it will fix all the screwed up registry entries from your 63 viruses, and also just normal wear and tear you create in there just using your puter.....enjoy


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post Sep 5 2003, 09:04 PM
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QUOTE (naudia @ Sep 5 2003, 02:51 PM)
first of all, windows 2000 is the greatest.........
the problems you have sound alot like the blaster worm, you are showing all symptoms of it and when you deleted the rest of your viruses you probably opened up a regestry entry that was used by one of the previous viruses that you had...(alot of viruses use some of the same registry entries, and since you can not have more then one of a registry entry then you wouldnt have had the blaster worm working right.) so do this.........
go here for the windows patch for the virus then and go here for a free antiivirus that actually is better then norton or mcafee then....go here and get a free registry healer and scan, it will fix all the screwed up registry entries from your 63 viruses, and also just normal wear and tear you create in there just using your puter.....enjoy

....and the forum now has it's very own IT support! biggrin.gif


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post Sep 5 2003, 09:10 PM
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Tis true... XP is rock solid, provided ya set it up right in the first place, an don't load anythin that might be a tad suspect.

Frankly, I think it's amazin that anyone can produce an OS that can be compatible wi thousands upon thousands o different possible configs, considerin the numerous processors, chipsets, sound cards, graphics cards, scanners, printers, webcams, network cards, SCSI interfaces, hard disks, CD and DVD drives, modems, cameras, webcams, PDAs, TV cards, joysticks, game pads, steering wheels, keyboards, mice, monitors... Not to mention all the third party software that insists it knows better an overwrites the Windows libraries (another huge crash problem).

I doubt anyone could do better, frankly. Yep, Linux may be more stable, but does it support all hardware configs? Does it have the same breadth of software? Erm, no, it doesn't...

You crash XP, then it's a driver or a piece of software. Locate an remove said, then use the System File Checker (on the CD) which will repair any damage done by such naughtiness.


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post Sep 5 2003, 11:53 PM
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i dont know im running xp and i havent had anyproblems but that might be due to some of my freinds and there hacker-ish-ness (heh 2 birds one stone) and them always sending me patches and such and i probibly have the best anti-virus collection in the world on my computer. its very nice.


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post Sep 6 2003, 01:26 AM
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I'm having some problems with my computer. Prepare for a possible rant.

*takes a deeeeepp breath*

My computer is a Gateway. And I'm running on Windows ME. Now, I've been waiting for three years to get DSL in my whitebread hick town, and it's finally come. I can get rid of this crappy AOL. So, it's installed, I have the modem and everything, but I CAN'T USE IT! I can't get on! So I called up the provider and asked them. We spent about 2-3hours running through some stuff on my pc. I started out trying to connect the modem through the USB port, but the rep told me to change it to the ethernet cable. So I did. After another hour he told me that my computer thinks it has two ethernet cards when it only has one. It only has one because it only has one ethernet plug in at the back. So he tells me that I've either got to re-install the drivers and hope that it fixes it, or get a new computer. GET A NEW COMPUTER?!?! This one is barely a year old!!!!

Arrggghh, for all those computer savy dudes/dudettes, what say ye?

And Polo, I apologize for hijacking your thread.
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post Sep 11 2003, 07:09 PM
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well, thanks naudia, but now I can't click on links, and those that I type in rarely work either. We had a guy in to fix the computer, and we have got rid of the blaster worm (good analysis). However, the system is still suffering huge problems, particularly with the internet. I guess I'll just have to grin and bear it. That, or arm myself with a sub-machine gun and open fire in my school. i haven't decided which yet.
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post Sep 11 2003, 07:41 PM
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QUOTE (IrishGuy @ Sep 6 2003, 03:26 AM)
I'm running on Windows ME.

There's your problem. ME is possibly the worst edition they ever released. It has so many bugs it's untrue. If you really must keep using it though, make sure you have all the patches. Especially the ones which plug the memory leaks.


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post Sep 11 2003, 08:21 PM
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QUOTE (IrishGuy @ Sep 6 2003, 02:26 AM)
I'm having some problems with my computer. Prepare for a possible rant.

*takes a deeeeepp breath*

My computer is a Gateway. And I'm running on Windows ME. Now, I've been waiting for three years to get DSL in my whitebread hick town, and it's finally come. I can get rid of this crappy AOL. So, it's installed, I have the modem and everything, but I CAN'T USE IT! I can't get on! So I called up the provider and asked them. We spent about 2-3hours running through some stuff on my pc. I started out trying to connect the modem through the USB port, but the rep told me to change it to the ethernet cable. So I did. After another hour he told me that my computer thinks it has two ethernet cards when it only has one. It only has one because it only has one ethernet plug in at the back. So he tells me that I've either got to re-install the drivers and hope that it fixes it, or get a new computer. GET A NEW COMPUTER?!?! This one is barely a year old!!!!

Arrggghh, for all those computer savy dudes/dudettes, what say ye?

And Polo, I apologize for hijacking your thread.

Tbh I'd say you'll probably be best off backing up all your data, making sure you have all and any floppies or cds that came with the pc then formatting the hard drive and installing windows 2000 or XP. Be prepared to possibly spend a long time fiddling with the internet connection but don't give up on it, that part of installation used to really get me down, don't know how much easier it is with 2000 and XP though because I don't have much experience with them.
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post Sep 11 2003, 08:25 PM
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With DSL being coneected using ethernet it's a doddle with XP and 2000. You don't really need to do a lot more than plug it in.


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Good to hear, I've been meaning to switch to 2k for ages but I don't get round to it...
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post Sep 11 2003, 11:04 PM
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Windows sucks, Computers suck. The best program for running things was DOS. Least amount of freeze ups, the only thing that people did not like is that they had to manually search for the programs you wanted but if you know how to use it it come in handy. For example if your computer could not find windows like my Aunt computer decided to do a little while back.


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<Belldandy stands in the middle of a field. It is midmorning. She raises the shining, glimmering axe above her head, bringing it down with full force on WINDOWS ME. She then brings a chainsaw into the picture, going into the screaming program, tearing it to shreds. She then douses it with gasoline and lights a match, and the entire thing blazes up in a delightful inferno as she laughs histarically>

I hope this violent little description accurately communicates my feelings about Microsoft Windows ME, which came installed on the computer I currently own. Luckily, I now have XP, but I can't say I'm just in love with it either. Ah, computers. It's such a love-hate relationship.

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