Tag Archives: Computer Frustrations

Like a Phoenix

I am slowly but surely rising from the ashes of a dead hard drive. About a month ago, my brand new 1.5 terabyte Seagate hard drive crashed.  I tried a few tricks to try to recover the data, but none … Continue reading

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Crash and Freeze?

Over the past couple of weekends I’ve been working hard at getting ROX season one to the production phase.  I’ve authored all the DVD menus and have done most of the design of the case inserts.  I had all the … Continue reading

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Going Back to the Darkside

After a call from PC Max regarding my computer, I found out some financially crushing information.  My computer is officially dead. The motherboard will not respond, I’ve had problems with it since I bought it off of eBay.  I’ll never … Continue reading

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Winding Down

My summer is quickly drawing to a close.  My last class for the summer semester is tomorrow, I start working at TS again on August 10th and the birth of my second child is becoming more imminent as each day passes. … Continue reading

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Resurrection…..Well Sort of

It turns out that my computer wasn’t on it’s death bed, my hard drive was. For the past few months I would have these symptoms: The power supply was extremely loud after being on for more than an hour. No … Continue reading

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Meltdown

Last night Rachel and I had a computer meltdown. My main hard drive was not responding, so I rebooted to get a “disk read error.”  I removed the computer and cleaned it out, switched some power cables – which lead … Continue reading

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IOU

I’ll be buying a new computer within a couple days. It’s just a matter of finding the proper hardware for the right price.  Right now I’m leaning towards a Dell Optiplex 760, it’s a solid business class machine.  KSoB uses them … Continue reading

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Dying Update

I was filling an order for ROX season zero and upon testing the DVDs for playability, they would only play on my computers DVD player.  Not standalone units. I think it’s time for a new PC.

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Dying Slowly

My PC is dying a long, drawn out death.  It’s to a point where I cannot do the things I need to do with it. The first sign was when the motherboard died.  I should have just cut my losses … Continue reading

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My Neurotic Tendencies

I have a problem, which showed itself in a bad way last night.  I can’t help tinkering with computers.  I need help. Rachel had a meeting with My Sisters Closet after work, so I was home by myself until about … Continue reading

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Final Diagnosis

While diagnosing my computer last night, the real problem revealed itself.  My motherboard is cracked, or broken in some way. I was testing my 4 RAM chips individually, to ensure my RAM was the problem when something happened.  The computer just quit.  … Continue reading

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