Beating a dead horse...

Oh. Yes.
...Always seems to give that one last pulse. Like rebooting a computer that's fairly screwed up.

Now, back on GameSpot I posted two blogs about my new computer and it's... share of problems. First one, three months ago - I, with my usual state of ignorance, decided it was best to install Windows XP myself, rather than spending 25$ extra on a dude who can actually do it. I used to work as a Internet technician I just say. Anyway, I installed XP myself. And I managed to pull it off. For so long.

I wanted the bigger hard-drive, the 400GB one to be the main C: drive. With the original one, that came with the computer hardware, would be secundary. I tried to get it straight like that, but it ended up with XP throwing files over all hard-drives. Even the two 1GB USB sticks I plugged in as soon as I unboxed the computer. So, apperiantly when I detached one of the USB drives, the thing became unstable and started somesort of "protection" sequene. Which in Microsoft terms, simply means "Martyrdom TEH FILES!". So, XP went down, and so did all my files.

I learned from my mistakes, fuckin' suprise, and called a guy to install Vista for me. As the bastard refused to install XP, "cause Vista is superior in any way". So, he installed Vista and I was stuck with the anti-christ of gaming. Microsoft Vista. No matter what, even with all the updates - My preformance has dropped big time, many games don't work on Vista and half of the files I download don't run on Vista yet.

But all problems aside; The thing worked, and I paid over 1500$ in total, including the repairs. All reason to take what I have, and shut the hell up.

... 'Til this wretched morning. "Driver error, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to reboot."
Did that for half an hour, and it worked. Tried some stuff, like for instance, unlike last time, I took the oppertunity to dump all most of my files and pr0n on a USB. I played some games. I watched half of the Sony E3 2008 conference. And it all worked...

Then I went to take a leak. And when I came back, the wonders of modern technology shitcanned me again.
"Driver error, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to reboot."

While it does work.
Eventually.

I've been rebooting the damn thing for two hours. And then it finally has the energy to put through.
And the funny thing of it all; I have no clue on what the hell is wrong with the thing. All I can think of is the guy screwing up installing Vista as well. Though, if he did, it would've happened a long time earlier, right?

Damn the computers...
Wait, rephrase. Damn the computers that are a straight up pain in the ass.

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Posted by BraindeadRacr
Oh. Yes.
...Always seems to give that one last pulse. Like rebooting a computer that's fairly screwed up.

Now, back on GameSpot I posted two blogs about my new computer and it's... share of problems. First one, three months ago - I, with my usual state of ignorance, decided it was best to install Windows XP myself, rather than spending 25$ extra on a dude who can actually do it. I used to work as a Internet technician I just say. Anyway, I installed XP myself. And I managed to pull it off. For so long.

I wanted the bigger hard-drive, the 400GB one to be the main C: drive. With the original one, that came with the computer hardware, would be secundary. I tried to get it straight like that, but it ended up with XP throwing files over all hard-drives. Even the two 1GB USB sticks I plugged in as soon as I unboxed the computer. So, apperiantly when I detached one of the USB drives, the thing became unstable and started somesort of "protection" sequene. Which in Microsoft terms, simply means "Martyrdom TEH FILES!". So, XP went down, and so did all my files.

I learned from my mistakes, fuckin' suprise, and called a guy to install Vista for me. As the bastard refused to install XP, "cause Vista is superior in any way". So, he installed Vista and I was stuck with the anti-christ of gaming. Microsoft Vista. No matter what, even with all the updates - My preformance has dropped big time, many games don't work on Vista and half of the files I download don't run on Vista yet.

But all problems aside; The thing worked, and I paid over 1500$ in total, including the repairs. All reason to take what I have, and shut the hell up.

... 'Til this wretched morning. "Driver error, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to reboot."
Did that for half an hour, and it worked. Tried some stuff, like for instance, unlike last time, I took the oppertunity to dump all most of my files and pr0n on a USB. I played some games. I watched half of the Sony E3 2008 conference. And it all worked...

Then I went to take a leak. And when I came back, the wonders of modern technology shitcanned me again.
"Driver error, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to reboot."

While it does work.
Eventually.

I've been rebooting the damn thing for two hours. And then it finally has the energy to put through.
And the funny thing of it all; I have no clue on what the hell is wrong with the thing. All I can think of is the guy screwing up installing Vista as well. Though, if he did, it would've happened a long time earlier, right?

Damn the computers...
Wait, rephrase. Damn the computers that are a straight up pain in the ass.

Posted by AlexMarra

That guy's a dick for not installing XP. I would have just called someone else to do it rather than just take Vista.

Posted by BraindeadRacr

Hell, I regret getting Vista since day one.
But after all the trouble of a 1200$ computer not working properly, I figured "Screw it" and take it for granted.

Posted by phlegms

Im not really helping here but, I have vista on my laptop which i use for gaming and not only do i prefer it to xp, I have had much less issues with it than i did with xp. Just sayin' :p

Posted by L

Computer are a pain. At least you saved the pr0n. ;)

Posted by DBoy

I'm happy this laptop came to my house all ready for me.  Even though I'm an IT, I hate building computers and installing all of the software.  XP is more stable than Vista right now, but Vista has a lot of good stuff to discover and use.

Posted by Tru3_Blu3

That's Microsoft. They're cheap mofos who will force their consumers to use their newest technology, even if it's a piece of glitchy shit.

An example would be that a guy that repairs his RRODed Xbox360 for $100, only to see it come back with corrupted USB ports. He calls Microsoft about the problem, just hear that he needs to pay another $100 to fix the USB ports. Sad thing is, this is a true story.

Posted by Lepuke

I repair computers on the side. I don't know how many formats I have done over the years, but it is quite a few.
I actually just reformatted my buddies computer that came with Vista to Windows XP. The system itself is not a great setup anyways, so I was surprised when I saw that the thing actually came with Vista on it since the thing barley has the resources to run that crap smoothly unless he wanted to buy some RAM and a video card.
I still prefer XP anyways.

Posted by Torb

I agree with Marra. Definitely would've just said "screw you" to his business and got someone else to do it. That's a lot of hassle man. What I would do is call him up, tell him to get his butt back over there, and fix it for you. How long has it been since he installed it? If only a couple weeks, don't feel guilty about calling him up and demanding better service, especially since he made you do what you didn't want to do.

Posted by frankthelizard

I also hate Vista. It can't run any of the older games I want to play!!

Posted by BraindeadRacr

He installed it back in May, sadly enough.