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format it? oh yes. not hard. just annoying when i have to call microshaft to reregister my copy of win xp pro. :P

 

my friend that gets all this spyware and stuff won't even open her computer to clean out the dust. i offered to put in a video card so she could play games and stuff, but she refused. she's bought into that "warranty" crap. she buys new machines as soon as her current one messes up or the warranty is up. she pays for three year warranties.

 

she seems to think that her 300 dollar emachines from walmart is going to pwn, and that the warranty protects against viruses. uhm, it will replace the drive if something malicious eats it so it won't work at all after a reformat, but it will not cover data loss. she needs her brain checked.

 

she's running onboard video and wonders why most games won't run. :P also had me install keylogger software and back orifice so she could keep an eye on her husband that has this thing for schoolgirl bondage. :P

 

i need new friends.... seriously.

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Ahnya, as Red said: PEOPLE ARE crapING STUPID!

 

 

They'll fall into traps so dang easily... I mean, 3-4 years ago, I didn't even know how to change the wallpaper. Now, I'm at HijackThis Bootcamp, and I'm studying to become a Hardware Engineer.

 

 

Now, alot of the time was spent learning. Yes, it can take me years to learn something well. Most people don't have that time. But, they usually don't need that kind of time. I mean, Red should start selling PCs For Dummies at his store. He would make alot more, because the For Dummies books do work, and help out alot of people. Sadly enough, most people think that they don't, and decide not to sacrifice 30 minutes time to get the basics of computers down.

 

 

You know, I'm going to start a new book series. I'll call it: Owning a Computer for Complete Dumbasses.

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i can help with that project.

 

basic rules for fixing your computer.

 

1) DON'T. get a professional. not someone you know, not you, take it to a dang store or shop.

 

2) do NOT let your child touch the computer, EVER. they'll end up sticking small objects in every hole they find. then they'll mess around, somehow get in dos, and say "mommy/daddy......... what does f-o-r-m-a-t-t-i-n-g drrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiive C mean?"

 

3) please, do NOT stick things in your power supply fan to clean out dust.

 

4) if you're stupid enough to not follow these rules, don't EVER buy a computer.

 

also, don't ever get the internet. your son will have more fun downloading porn and viruses on your computer than listening to you complain and not do his homework. maybe if he goes to school, graduates with a half decent(not a D) average, he MAY be able to actually USE a computer some day. don't ruin it for him.

 

i really gotta find that article, how NOT to build a computer.... hilarious.

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I was just looking over service orders for the last 2 months.

 

91 gateways in for service, 71 of them with hardware problems. 44 motherboards, 17 power supplies, 104 sticks of ram (yeah some of them had more than 1 bad stick of ram) replaced.

 

how in GOD'S name did gateway last so long?

I can relate to that red. I see the same thing at my store. We also see quite a few Dells with hardware problems as well. I especially love how some of my customers expect us to honor gateway's and dell's warrentee. If I had to do that, the store would probably go under. It is amazing how Gateway and Dell can manage to stay in business while producing pure crap. I guess Gateway and Dell do have the "Name Brand" thing going for them...

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Dude, three years ago I went to a futureshop, and bought a 128MB Stick of PC-133(Biggest our old Motherboard could support) for, in the end, $15Canadian. It was like, Retail $40, on sale for $10 Off, Plus a $15 mail-in rebate.

 

EXACTLY!!! to the first part atleast. the comp shops around my town are horrible. You cant even get a 512 stick of pc-2100! We have a new circuit city in town, but they still shaft you for just about anything. I have to drive about 45mins to 1 hr to get to a descent comp shop that actually has the stuff, but they are still overpriced.

 

Oh, I was looking for cat6 crossover cable, and I called about 8 shops in town, ranging from comp repair/hardware/networking, and none had it!! its frikken $2.99 on newegg, a few said they could order it for around $20!!!! and the others were like what the heck you need cat6 for!

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