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Offline Lilias

Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #75 on: August 23, 2012, 04:55:48 PM »
If the antivirus you switched to is the one recommended on the other thread, that's not an issue. Looks like the vagaries of electronic old age, unfortunately.

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Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #76 on: August 23, 2012, 04:57:23 PM »
Drives fail. It sucks. This is why we always insist on timely and comprehensive backups of all personal data. *Grins*

Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #77 on: August 23, 2012, 05:09:46 PM »
Update; my friend in IT had a SATA drive to donate to my cause. It's only 160GB, so it's a temporary fix until I get a bigger one (which is, incidentally, what she said.), but at least it'll get me on E for a few weeks until I can afford a nice sexy new drive for my gaming.

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Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #78 on: August 23, 2012, 05:17:29 PM »
Glad to hear it Guy. *hugs*
« Last Edit: August 24, 2012, 06:40:01 AM by mayovagn »

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Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #79 on: August 23, 2012, 05:19:57 PM »
Yay for friends in IT. It's good to know you will be up and running on more than your phone.

Offline Lilias

Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #80 on: August 23, 2012, 05:21:46 PM »
Friends in IT deserve all the favours they get in return. ;)

Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #81 on: August 24, 2012, 12:00:43 AM »
Friends in IT eat very well, I'll tell you that much.

I'm Guy, May, Gav is Gav.

Okay, temporary HDD is plugged in, let's fire this baby up!!

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Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #82 on: August 24, 2012, 12:13:44 AM »
* Oreo crosses fingers, toes and anything else she can think of

It's hard totpye crosseeyd.

Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #83 on: August 24, 2012, 12:22:03 AM »
BIOS recognizes the drive!!

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Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #84 on: August 24, 2012, 12:23:58 AM »
Whooohoooo!!

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Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #85 on: August 24, 2012, 12:29:01 AM »
Well, let's slip on the dancing shoes and have a party!! Whooo-hoooo!



I am so glad things are back in working order. It feels so awkward without our PC sidekicks.


Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #86 on: August 24, 2012, 12:32:12 AM »
Recovery media/windows recognizes the drive! Reinstalling all those bits and bobs my computer needs!!

Offline Sarena

Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #87 on: August 24, 2012, 12:51:07 AM »
*hugs you tight and crosses fingers*

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Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #88 on: August 24, 2012, 02:43:42 AM »
*crosses fingers with Sarena*

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Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #89 on: August 24, 2012, 02:51:17 AM »
-also crosses fingers- Hope it works!

Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #90 on: August 24, 2012, 03:22:29 AM »
Anyone know if the speed difference for a SSd is worth the price difference?

Offline DutchSpawn

Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #91 on: August 24, 2012, 03:24:55 AM »
depends, I always go for 7200RPM. I only look at how much i can store on it :P

Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #92 on: August 24, 2012, 05:31:43 AM »
Computer is 90% fixed. Updating virus protection and installing video drivers, and it'll be back to it's old self.

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Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #93 on: August 24, 2012, 06:40:23 AM »
Friends in IT eat very well, I'll tell you that much.

I'm Guy, May, Gav is Gav.

Okay, temporary HDD is plugged in, let's fire this baby up!!

I was tired and you know what I meant... *Le sigh*

Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #94 on: August 25, 2012, 01:13:30 AM »
Everything is basically fixed now. Just one thing left. I went to turn it off to bring it to where it belongs, and it gives me the message "Now installing windows updates: 0 of 90" that was 4 hours ago. It's on 60 now.

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Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #95 on: August 25, 2012, 01:16:49 AM »
That sounds about typical for MicroSloth.  ;D  (Says the WinXP user.)

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Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #96 on: August 25, 2012, 01:22:14 AM »
Yay for the update. I have a spare laptop. I dread the updating the next time I use it. It has been sitting there since last November. I hope you're up and running soon. ;D

Offline Adammair

Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #97 on: August 25, 2012, 01:42:59 AM »
Everything is basically fixed now. Just one thing left. I went to turn it off to bring it to where it belongs, and it gives me the message "Now installing windows updates: 0 of 90" that was 4 hours ago. It's on 60 now.

Yep. The dread Automatic Updates strikes again.

That sounds about typical for MicroSloth.  ;D  (Says the WinXP user.)

Very typical.

Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #98 on: August 25, 2012, 02:11:40 AM »
Up to 80, then come installing steam, seeing if I still have any of my saves Via cloud, and crying because I can't afford GW2.

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Re: What just happened to my computer?
« Reply #99 on: August 25, 2012, 03:56:07 AM »
Aww, you poor baby.  *hugs you*