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Posted by Red

on my computer. Yes, Monday, June 15th, my laptop refused to turn on, which is sad because I had just purchased Neverwinter Nights 2 Gold Edition, and I was having quite a bit of fun with it. I took my craptop to a Staples, who said that they'd fix it for half-off, but that my hard drive would be wiped, which means that all my downloaded episodes of Arrested Development (well, the majority of them) and the IT Crowd are down the drain, along with aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalll of my save data from Neverwinter Nights 2 (thankfully I was only 2 hours in). 


Without having an actual computer, my activity on GB will be down for the next few days, which totally sucks because I just got my internet installed in my house, and I was ready to catch up on some Endurance Runs. The only other game [besides Neverwinter Nights 2 and The Old Republic] that I could see playing on my laptop in the near future was Dragon Age, but after the specs were announced for that behemoth, those foresights were also sucked down the drain.

"But Red, you evil genius, what are you doing without your computer, playstation 3 or xbox 360?" you may ask, and I will reply "eating lots of candy, and playing Crimson Gem Saga". Yesterday I picked up this gem [pun definitely intended] after a week of scouring, and am in love with this game. While it may be an incredibly traditional JRPG, I like traditional, and I love Atlus, who have really outdone themselves on the localization of this game. Few games manage to break the fourth wall so hilariously, or have such incredible british accents. Oh, and it has the same voice actress that voiced Rise from Persona 4, who was also in Star Ocean 4. Man, she has a good bimbo voice.

Lastly, I've been reading a little bit of a book entitled "Chuck Norris vs Mr. T", which is exactly what it sounds like. 
Posted by teh_destroyer

That sucks bro :(. Got a link for the specs on Dragon Age? I hope my computer can run it............

I have a copy of Never Winter Nights 2 somewhere around here,when I am done with Mass Effect maybe I will get back into it.
Good luck on getting your laptop fixed.
Posted by Black_Raven

You pay them to fix your computer and they can't even backup your harddrive?

Posted by Red
@Black_Raven said:
" You pay them to fix your computer and they can't even backup your harddrive? "
The problem is probably in the hard drive. They said it could be corrupted, but yeah, kinda sucks.
Posted by Demokk

I know how it feels :(

My laptop decided to become obsolete for gaming (GPU dead) just when I bought Battleforge, Guild Wars Trilogy, Psychonauts and Puzzle Quest two months ago.

I can still use it for surfing the web or listening to music though.

Posted by kajankua

if the laptop simply refuses to turn on, then there isn't a problem with the hard drive.  it's more likely the power supply.

you should yank the hard drive out son, and back it up yo'self.
Posted by Black_Raven
@kajankua said:
" if the laptop simply refuses to turn on, then there isn't a problem with the hard drive.  it's more likely the power supply.
you should yank the hard drive out son, and back it up yo'self.
"
Exactly, if it was an issue with the hard drive you would most likely get an error in the POST.
Posted by Optiow

Bummer about your computer. I hate computer problems.

Posted by AhmadMetallic

sucks 4 u bro..


i should fix a small BIG damage i have in my comp which makes it crash often when im playing a big game

but i DUN WANNA =[ the fixing people are evil and its all too awkwardddddd screw it

sucks 4 u bro... hope u get ur craptop soon.
Posted by Slippery

Oh man the thread title had me ready for a fight, my troll radar was running at max power.

Colour me relieved

Yeah that's right, there's a u in colour, welcome to English in the rest of the world ; )

Posted by FlamingHobo

Don't worry about it bro, you'll be back on the gaming scene soon enough.

Edited by Luke

Computer Repair Guys are such ass hats.  They always want to wipe everyone's hard drive, even if that's not the problem. 

But the real problem is why in hell doesn't anyone ever backup their stuff?  Me personally, I built an extra server which also functions as a media device right by my TV, with a 2TB Mirrored RAID (4 x 1 TB drives) just to backup my gaming computer, laptop, and the media server itself (since the drives are being mirrored). 

Anyway, I'm sorry to hear about your laptop Red, but maybe you should start doing some nightly backups after this :)

Edited by Delta_Ass

That's okay... NWN2 is pretty awful anyways.

Posted by Gunner612
@Delta_Ass said:
" That's okay... NWN2 is pretty awful anyways. "
Im guessing you havnt played through the entire game?

it gets pretty fucking epic towards the end.
Posted by CL60
@Delta_Ass said:
" That's okay... NWN2 is pretty awful anyways. "
No it's not.
Posted by Ineedaname
@Delta_Ass said:
" That's okay... NWN2 is pretty awful anyways. "
NWN2 is fricken awesome, slow to start but when it gets going it's a great game.
Posted by ThePhenomenal1

one way to solve the problem is to simply not play games on a laptop. you'd have to pay a ton for a laptop powerful enough to play games, and before you know it you're stuck with a non-upgradeable machine that can only play old games. 


400 dollar desktop will go a long way with games.
Posted by Azteck
@teh_destroyer said:
" That sucks bro :(. Got a link for the specs on Dragon Age? I hope my computer can run it............
I have a copy of Never Winter Nights 2 somewhere around here,when I am done with Mass Effect maybe I will get back into it.
Good luck on getting your laptop fixed.
"
Check out this article: Link
Posted by teh_destroyer
@Azteck said:
"
@teh_destroyer said:
" That sucks bro :(. Got a link for the specs on Dragon Age? I hope my computer can run it............
I have a copy of Never Winter Nights 2 somewhere around here,when I am done with Mass Effect maybe I will get back into it.
Good luck on getting your laptop fixed.
"
Check out this article: Link "
If those specs are official, it looks like my pc may be able to run it :).
Posted by Azteck
@teh_destroyer: They are.
Edited by Gunner612
@Azteck said:
" @teh_destroyer: They are. "
Holy shit, 20gb.... Time for a new HDD.
Posted by damnboyadvance

I had a computer problem too. But on the bright side, it was the excuse for us to finally get a decent computer with actual hardware, including the extra more than 3 GB of RAM. Seriously, our old computer didn't even have 1 GB of RAM, which is probably why it started working SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.