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  • AirAir Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    fucking dammit why does my computer always get fucking slowed down
    everything is fine and then suddenly it all goes sluggish

    i think it has something to so with firefox

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  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited December 2007
    I've heard that firefox had/has memory leak issues, though I haven't experienced them myself

  • TankHammerTankHammer Extreme Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Oh I got a contribution!

    I had a second hard drive that I used to store things like my entire portfolio of design work from college on. My thinking was thus: If there's going to be a disastrous, system-killing error, it's going to happen on the drive with Windows installed. Therefore the spare should be much safer.
    Well as I'm re-connecting the drive one day, after receiving my computer back from being repaired (unrelated issue) I noticed the plug for the drive wasn't fitting too well. I shoved it as tightly as I could and turned on the PC to see if it worked. This was a really stupid idea. The drive would not be read. I rebooted several times and tried reconnecting the drive several more times. Eventually I got fed up and ripped the still-spinning drive out of the machine as if it were the beating heart of my enemy. I felt the drive wirr to a stop in my hand. That was when I noted that one of the pins that connected the HDD to the ribbon was bent, hence my problem connecting (I had shorted the drive out completely). Ripping the running drive out just made it even worse. When I handed the still-warm corpse of a hard disk over to the techs that were going to send it to data-recovery they warned me there were no guarantees and that the cost was non-refundable.

    All in all it cost me $2,000.

    Almost nothing useful was saved.

    You know what did make it through? All of my movies (including some porn) and photos. A tiny fraction of the original portfolio was able to be salvaged.

    $2,000 was more than I'd payed for the entire computer system.

    Now I have a USB backup drive and SATA Hard Disks.

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  • Milquetoast ThugMilquetoast Thug Registered User
    edited December 2007
    I backed up like 4 gigs of Street Fighter tourny videos yesterday

    wait shit I'm supposed to be talking about losing data.

    er

    Weaver wrote: »
    When I was in boot to become an infantryman, on our one two-day off-base pass me and another guy went to see Private Ryan in theaters as it had just come out and during the opening scene we're all HOLY FUCK WHAT DID WE GET OURSELVES IN TO
  • AirAir Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    well you talked about losing
    thats halfway there

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  • TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I needed a new hard drive in my laptop this summer when my mother spilled diet coke on it. Two fucking drops of liquid landed on my computer, got sucked into the fan, and right fucked my hard drive.

    Thankfully, it was summer, so there were no irreplaceable essays or anything on my hard drive, but still, it was $200 I really didn't want to spend.


    They cast a shadow like a sundial in the morning light. It was half past 10.
  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I don't have a computer.

    http://www.botsnthings.com/
    I made a TD for iphone and windows phone!

  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I post with my mind.

    http://www.botsnthings.com/
    I made a TD for iphone and windows phone!

  • Zombies Tossed My Salad!Zombies Tossed My Salad! Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    redhead wrote: »
    that second plan makes me want to cry just thinking about it, but it somehow still doesn't make me want to write this essay
    Why the community college hate?

  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited December 2007
    redhead wrote: »
    that second plan makes me want to cry just thinking about it, but it somehow still doesn't make me want to write this essay
    Why the community college hate?
    it's just irrational

    by going to a community college for a couple years I could probably transfer into schools I wouldn't otherwise be able to get into, including awesome UCs that would give me a great education while saving my parents lots of money

    but for some reason the thought of community college makes me cringe

  • Zombies Tossed My Salad!Zombies Tossed My Salad! Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    redhead wrote: »
    redhead wrote: »
    that second plan makes me want to cry just thinking about it, but it somehow still doesn't make me want to write this essay
    Why the community college hate?
    it's just irrational

    by going to a community college for a couple years I could probably transfer into schools I wouldn't otherwise be able to get into, including awesome UCs that would give me a great education while saving my parents lots of money

    but for some reason the thought of community college makes me cringe
    I am in community college right now.

    The two nice parts of it are: They offer a program for music recording technology, and their music department in general is amazing. Annnnd I get to attend for free.

  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited December 2007
    also community college would mean staying where I am now for a while

    that more than anything else is what's motivating me to get this damn application done and sent in early decision so I can find out whether I got in

    edit: and motivating me to go to bed so I can get up before 3 PM tomorrow and have time to work on it some more before I go out

  • Agent VesagoAgent Vesago Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    One night I went to bed, my PC was running fine, downloading a torrent.

    The next day I wake up and I've got a SMART error up on my monitor.

    I have yet to try and recover that disk.

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  • Waka LakaWaka Laka Can use nun-chucks. Melbourne, VicRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    A friend of mine (yep not my bad but still ok) dropped his PC down a flight of stairs, the whole case was mangled, but surprisingly it still ran.

  • Milquetoast ThugMilquetoast Thug Registered User
    edited December 2007
    Trillian wrote: »
    I needed a new hard drive in my laptop this summer when my mother spilled diet coke on it. Two fucking drops of liquid landed on my computer, got sucked into the fan, and right fucked my hard drive.

    Holy shit, trill

    that's like that bit in 28 days later where a crow drops a bit of blood in that one dude's eye, and it totally fucks him up

    except your computer didn't turn into a blood-thirsty zombie afterwards

    Weaver wrote: »
    When I was in boot to become an infantryman, on our one two-day off-base pass me and another guy went to see Private Ryan in theaters as it had just come out and during the opening scene we're all HOLY FUCK WHAT DID WE GET OURSELVES IN TO
  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Janin wrote: »
    (in before Stale: "I once destroyed three planets with sheer manliness").

    Upon my birth the greatest scientists gathered and asked me questions.

    Dwar Ev stepped back and drew a deep breath. "The honor of asking the first question is yours, Dwar Reyn."

    "Thank you," said Dwar Reyn. "It shall be a question that no single cybernetics machine has been able to answer."

    He turned to face me. "Is there a God?"

    I answered him without hesitation.

    "Yes, now there is a God."



    Then I played yakkity sax and re-arranged 98 solar systems in the image of goatse.

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Extreme Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Stale wrote: »
    Janin wrote: »
    (in before Stale: "I once destroyed three planets with sheer manliness").

    Upon my birth the greatest scientists gathered and asked me questions.

    Dwar Ev stepped back and drew a deep breath. "The honor of asking the first question is yours, Dwar Reyn."

    "Thank you," said Dwar Reyn. "It shall be a question that no single cybernetics machine has been able to answer."

    He turned to face me. "Is there a God?"

    I answered him without hesitation.

    "Yes, now there is a God."



    Then I played yakkity sax and re-arranged 98 solar systems in the image of goatse.

    I would watch a movie where this happened.

    I recently found out my little sister got tubgirl'd over MySpace. I thought that was pretty funny.

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  • TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Trillian wrote: »
    I needed a new hard drive in my laptop this summer when my mother spilled diet coke on it. Two fucking drops of liquid landed on my computer, got sucked into the fan, and right fucked my hard drive.

    Holy shit, trill

    that's like that bit in 28 days later where a crow drops a bit of blood in that one dude's eye, and it totally fucks him up

    except your computer didn't turn into a blood-thirsty zombie afterwards

    Yeah, instead I got a fucking doorstop out of the deal.


    They cast a shadow like a sundial in the morning light. It was half past 10.
  • LarlarLarlar Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited December 2007
    Trillian wrote: »
    Trillian wrote: »
    I needed a new hard drive in my laptop this summer when my mother spilled diet coke on it. Two fucking drops of liquid landed on my computer, got sucked into the fan, and right fucked my hard drive.

    Holy shit, trill

    that's like that bit in 28 days later where a crow drops a bit of blood in that one dude's eye, and it totally fucks him up

    except your computer didn't turn into a blood-thirsty zombie afterwards

    Yeah, instead I got a fucking doorstop out of the deal.

    Throw it at some old people in a park.

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  • Ghandi 2Ghandi 2 Registered User
    edited December 2007
    I once deleted most of my system registry entries accidentally with Spybot. I had to run in safe mode and 99% of my programs had no file associations. I ended up getting a new HD because that one had failed (I think because I dropped it 3 feet. LAME). Hooray for IT!

    I didn't lose anything, although it fucked up my old emails.

  • garroad_rangarroad_ran Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Over the summer I worked on a cruise ship for three months.

    Toward the end of it I had accumulated three SD cards full of pictures, which I eventually got around to transferring onto CDs. It's a simple process really: insert SD card, copy to hard drive, burn to disc, erase SD card.

    Turns out I ended up copying one of the cards twice, and erasing the data from all of them. 1GB of pictures, gone.

    >_<

  • WhiteZinfandelWhiteZinfandel Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I know jackall about computers so my usual response to anything going wrong is defrag, then clean. Aside from that I have no idea what to do. It's a disaster waiting to happen.

    Spoiler:
  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I regularly back up my photos (about 5gb), music (30gb) and documents onto an external HDD, ever since a lightning strike landed somewhat close to our house, sending a charge through our phone line, which at the time was plugged into our PC, thus frying the motherboard. HDD data was recovered for the most part, but damn, that scare was enough to make me back shit up.

    Sure, we no longer have a phone line going into an internal modem in our PC (lol dial-up), but fuck me, that was nuts. I was sitting at the PC at the time, and sparks flew out of the damn thing a few inches from my leg.

  • TxdoHawkTxdoHawk Registered User
    edited December 2007
    At some point I had porn dating back to my youthful days spent on Bulletin Board Systems, lost it all years and years ago when a hard drive went kaput. That is pretty much the closest thing to anything actually important I have lost. I am terrible with making regular backups of anything besides large college assignments though, I should really do so.

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  • mr. papercutsmr. papercuts __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2007
    I have two HDD's in my box that each have the same data, and a laptop that I routinely copy everything on to, ever since the Great Crash of '05. I lost all of my high school photos and writing, three years worth of girlfriends, and an entire album's worth of recorded track files. I still have the demo I recorded, but none of the original recordings, which is a damn shame, as I fully intended to keep most of it for the final cut.

    I remind you of somebody, don't I?
  • WeaverWeaver Storm coming FinallyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Years & years ago I went to add a secondary hard drive after pulling a 24 hour shift and was so tired that I forgot to turn off the power first. Shorted out my board.

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  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Weaver wrote: »
    Years & years ago I went to add a secondary hard drive after pulling a 24 hour shift and was so tired that I forgot to turn off the power first. Shorted out my board.

    damn brain spiders

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  • RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I once saw a 7U PowerEdge server fall down a flight of stairs.

    One we hammered the corner back into place and reseated the cards, it booted right up.

    Raneados wrote: »
    so what SPECIFICALLY is the problem with my hole?
  • redimpulseredimpulse Registered User
    edited December 2007
    I've had my Athlon machine running for about 2 or so years straight now. It basically acts as a fileserver at this point, as it's not quite powerful enough to run new programs and is more or less filled with about 600 Gb of miscellaneous crap.

    So last weekend I decide to clean up. I got my files in place, everything where I want it. Then I went through my installed programs and uninstalled SWAT 2. After a quick reboot, guess what! I have to call Microsoft and reactivate my XP because I uninstalled a fucking video game.

    Kill someone

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  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    So I've been working on this story project for about.... 3 years now. I've written about a hundred pages of backstory and storyline blurbs. I've written a 30-odd page timeline chronicling 1000 years of history. I really need to back this shit up. I have a history with problems.

    A couple years ago I had about half as much stuff written. I had about a 16 page timeline (much more brief) covering 700 years, and I'd actually begun writing the story proper without all the backstory in place. I was writing it backwards, from the finale. So I had like... 3 chapters finished. Then my HD went bad. 2 years of work on a story I'd guard as fiercly as my firstborn and it was gone, poof, in the blink of an instant. I didn't write again for like six months.

    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Keith wrote:
    What would be your ultimate slam dunk??
    I would dunk it so hard my parents would love each other again
  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited December 2007
    So I've been working on this story project for about.... 3 years now. I've written about a hundred pages of backstory and storyline blurbs. I've written a 30-odd page timeline chronicling 1000 years of history. I really need to back this shit up. I have a history with problems.

    A couple years ago I had about half as much stuff written. I had about a 16 page timeline (much more brief) covering 700 years, and I'd actually begun writing the story proper without all the backstory in place. I was writing it backwards, from the finale. So I had like... 3 chapters finished. Then my HD went bad. 2 years of work on a story I'd guard as fiercly as my firstborn and it was gone, poof, in the blink of an instant. I didn't write again for like six months.

    googledocs, dogg

    can't lose your shit if its saved on the cloud

  • garroad_rangarroad_ran Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I have two HDD's in my box that each have the same data, and a laptop that I routinely copy everything on to, ever since the Great Crash of '05. I lost all of my high school photos and writing, three years worth of girlfriends, and an entire album's worth of recorded track files. I still have the demo I recorded, but none of the original recordings, which is a damn shame, as I fully intended to keep most of it for the final cut.

    I'm assuming by in your box you mean in your pc, right?

    Leaving data on HDDs and storing them away is a risky idea. I've heard of major recording studios that lost many a session because after months of sitting on a shelf, their hard drives had dried up and wouldn't spin.

    Lesson learned, spin your hard drives regularly folks.

  • TheidarTheidar Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Hey, I'm bringing this thread back because I've got a situation that fits and thought I'd see if anyone has some advice on what to do.

    My laptop has out of the blue stopped allowing me to access a few seemingly random folders. These folders contain a bunch of digital pictures of sentimental importance, so I'd really like to get them back.

    For most of the broken folders you can see them, but can't open them or access them with any programs. A few of the other folders will open, but none of the picture files within them are openable.

    Any ideas what to do?

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  • LarlarLarlar Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited December 2007
    Your laptop wants romance and passion. Hover the mouse over the folders in a circular rubbing and fondling motion and then, when you think it's ready, double click fast and hard.

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  • JaninJanin Registered User
    edited December 2007
    Theidar wrote: »
    Hey, I'm bringing this thread back because I've got a situation that fits and thought I'd see if anyone has some advice on what to do.

    My laptop has out of the blue stopped allowing me to access a few seemingly random folders. These folders contain a bunch of digital pictures of sentimental importance, so I'd really like to get them back.

    For most of the broken folders you can see them, but can't open them or access them with any programs. A few of the other folders will open, but none of the picture files within them are openable.

    Any ideas what to do?

    Run a filesystem check, but don't get your hopes up too high.

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