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    MagicNakor's Avatar On the Peripheral
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    ...when a particular someone says that it's "no problem" to fix a friend's computer, I always end up doing it, and it always ends up being a bugger of a job?

    Nine hours and counting.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    just refuse that you know anything about computers.

    it works for me.





    wait,

    I gotta reformat my friends windows 98 this week damnit

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    i hate that too. Its like we dont have anything better to do than to go over someone house and set up a goddam router.

    I usually try to make something up.

    BTW if it was 9 hours i would say i dont know and leave it to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maebach
    just refuse that you know anything about computers.

    it works for me.





    wait,

    I gotta reformat my friends windows 98 this week damnit
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    ..and in Magic's part of the woods... he is probably the only computer eggspert in a readius of 200 miles...

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    MagicNakor's Avatar On the Peripheral
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    Hahaha....Sadly, that's pretty true. I can't claim ignorance because they already know I know.

    Twelve hours, then I said fuck it and went to bed. It's going to be at least anohter twelve.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Then I will play you, the windows XP theme tune, by madonna - ray of light....to cheer you up

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    MagicNakor's Avatar On the Peripheral
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    I finished it off the night before last.

    Then the git didn't answer his phone.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Just me but I cleanup computers on the side. I charge 1/5 to 1/4 what others around here do. By the time I see most computers they're so messed up it'll take 10hrs to fix everything software wise & install multiple layers of security. Like SWB, SSD etc. I tell them what it'll cost & they either want me to "do the best I can in 2hrs". Which is like serving up raw pork. Say they'll use it till it totally fails or buy a new cheapo $400-$500 computer.

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    Spent like 18+ hours recovering my computer. I accidently formated my windows HDD while trying to reinstall Mac os x and long story short reinstalled windows on a small partion to prevent data overage and used recover program to get back all my family pictures and music and tv shows and movies. Then had to reinstall windows and all apps and then installed mac os x and thats where i am.

    And trust me thats IS the short story. I went through hell.

    also what in the name of hell were you doing on that computer for 12+ hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twisterX
    Spent like 18+ hours recovering my computer. I accidently formated my windows HDD while trying to reinstall Mac os x and long story short reinstalled windows on a small partion to prevent data overage and used recover program to get back all my family pictures and music and tv shows and movies. Then had to reinstall windows and all apps and then installed mac os x and thats where i am.

    And trust me thats IS the short story. I went through hell.

    also what in the name of hell were you doing on that computer for 12+ hours.
    See. I gave you advice and you don't follow it: https://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/showp...96&postcount=2

    My suggestion would have prevented all that trouble,

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