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    Zak breaks a nervous sweat

    PC wouldn't boot....

    My precious Quad core..... tonight it posted, passed BIOS then stuck. Over n over No XP boot. No desktop.

    Cold....then sweaty.... I've not changed anything for weeks.... deep breath. Nervous...I hate this feeling.

    reboot....nowt....same, just stuck in the boot cycle......



    Deep deep breath.

    That'll be the Laptop on my desk in front of me, with the Power lead sticking out of the back then....pushing the Space Key on my PC keyboard...

    nubber

    but oh the blessed relief!

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    Re: Zak breaks a nervous sweat

    lol @ self inflicted problems...

    My windows has been crashing too recently. But only when I am watching video, it works for about 10 mins then windows artefacts and crashes... I have installed new ram recently and I have been messing around with video filters to try and get hd dvd working in media player classic (without success). I don't think its the ram, as just done 5 hours of orthos blend and 2 hours of memtest (at stock). So I think I have screwed up some windows files for playing video...
    re-install time for me after exams

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    Re: Zak breaks a nervous sweat

    Just dont.kill.the.BIOS.plz
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: Zak breaks a nervous sweat

    I.wont.boss.i.promise.co.uk

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

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    Re: Zak breaks a nervous sweat

    Check you hard drive too sim, i had similar problems and it was the hd at fault. Playing videos does require a fair amount of hd use. I thought it was my windows installation that was at fault too then the hd completely died.

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    Re: Zak breaks a nervous sweat

    LMAO

    I remember flashing my BIOS and waiting only for the monitor to go off and then nothing...

    My foot had only caught the wire under the desk and pull it out of the TFT slightly.

    That was a 20p-50p moment if ever I've had one

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    Re: Zak breaks a nervous sweat

    Quote Originally Posted by Flewis View Post
    Check you hard drive too sim, i had similar problems and it was the hd at fault. Playing videos does require a fair amount of hd use. I thought it was my windows installation that was at fault too then the hd completely died.
    Thanks, I don't want to hijack this thread, so I will make a new thread for this. I will test videos from other hard drives

    Edit: I think you are right mate, been playing for video non-stop for 30 minutes without it happening
    Last edited by SiM; 20-05-2008 at 08:16 PM.

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    Re: Zak breaks a nervous sweat

    You should have reported it to IT department, that seems to be the way in the last 3 days at my current job

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiG View Post
    You should have reported it to IT department, that seems to be the way in the last 3 days at my current job

    TiG
    I did...I rang and rang,,.,

    you never answered....slacker

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    Re: Zak breaks a nervous sweat

    Had the same monitor cable coming loose problem yesterday; luckily on seeing nothing on screen it was by some unknown reason the first thing I checked. I usually thikn of the worst scenario and work around that.

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    Re: Zak breaks a nervous sweat

    Another classic from the house of Zak

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    Comedy gold
    |Kata: "Read title as 'fisting'. Not sure why I clicked. Relieved, really."|
    |TAKTAK: "It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it"|

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    Re: Zak breaks a nervous sweat

    i spent £400 on a TFT once, to replace a failed CRT

    only when the order was already placed did i notice the brightness knob was turned all the way down

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    Re: Zak breaks a nervous sweat

    Once went to a users PC where the screen was blank.
    PC was on, monitor was plugged in.
    Only when I checked the monitor connection did I realised they'd pulled the gfx card out its slot!
    Some muppet had nicked the screw holding it in
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    Re: Zak breaks a nervous sweat

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    Cold....then sweaty.... I've not changed anything for weeks...I hate this feeling.
    No wonder you're sweaty!

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