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Delving into the black box yet again - Tactical Ninja

Oct. 24th, 2013

09:22 am - Delving into the black box yet again

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From:pombagira
Date:October 23rd, 2013 09:06 pm (UTC)
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ok so i am having this exact same problem, with the black screen and no blue screen, and the OMG SLOW and forced shut downs, etc etc..then i took it for cups of tea with Nicola, and hey presto working fine, and it did for a week, then back to OMG SLOW, as in taking half an hour to start up, didn't like doing all the things i used to do on it all at once, and that is with out an AVG update.. and i ran the avg to see if it was something virusie..

so i ended up taking mine to a repairman cause i didn't knwo if it was hardwear or softwears.. and i was all like..but its only 2.5 years old.. so we shall see what happens today when i get it back...

err yeah.. very odd
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From:tatjna
Date:October 23rd, 2013 09:10 pm (UTC)
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To me, an intermittent error like that would seem to indicate a hardware problem. Software seems to fail every time if it's going to fail at all. Or at least that's been my experience. I'm by no means an expert.
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From:pombagira
Date:October 23rd, 2013 09:18 pm (UTC)
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well so far the repair dude didn't find any hardwear issues.. so has re-installed everything, and is currently testing it all.. so i guess i will find out this evening when i go and pay for it and pick it up..

so i'm all like, are you sure it was not hardwear?

yeah...
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From:tatjna
Date:October 23rd, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
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It was the hamster. You fed it the wrong kind of peanuts. Clearly.

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From:tatjna
Date:October 23rd, 2013 09:41 pm (UTC)
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Booting to Linux is pretty easy as long as your machine is still recognising its disk drive - and you have a boot disk. But yeah, it's definitely a handy option to have.

Meanwhile, I've googled for problems with installation of AVG 2014 to Win7 and am getting information that suggests it's a bit fussy. I know the installation failed because it told me so - what I'm not sure of is whether it failed because I have a problem or I have a problem because it failed. It all happened at once without any priors so I'm guessing it's somehow related to the AVG update - which Polly didn't do before having problems.

System Restore should help me find out if it's related, anyway.
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From:t_c_da
Date:October 23rd, 2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
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I generally set my windoze (and Linux) installations to download updates automatically and tell me they're there, but not to install until I say so, just to avoid that sort of "what happened when to cause this clusterf*ck?" moments. But then I'm a little paranoid about such things...
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From:tatjna
Date:October 23rd, 2013 10:33 pm (UTC)
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I have Windows set to update every Wednesday automatically, everything else has to ask my permission. The only reason Windows Update is even getting a mention here is because it was set to update overnight on the very night my manual update of AVG failed and this problem happened. I doubt it has anything to do with the problem, although it seems unlikely the auto-update will have run because the borkingness happened before it was due and my machine was busy tying itself in knots instead of dutifully updating.
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From:tatjna
Date:October 23rd, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
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Oh god, someone had to say it....

Perhaps I should get Aristotal to converse with Weishaupt?

(weishaupt never has these kinds of problems)

Edited at 2013-10-23 10:35 pm (UTC)
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From:pombagira
Date:October 24th, 2013 01:32 am (UTC)
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maybe Asistotal just needs to be taken for a walk and have cups of tea..??

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