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sad.gif Post 335929 posted on 15-5-2008 at 18:50 Reply With Quote
impossible to fix

i'd like to share an experience i had last week.
a work mate of my wife asked her if i could wipe her hard drive and reinstal windows xp for her as she had a virus on her computer which kept turning the pc off every 10 mins.
so i went round and as i suspected the culpret was a badly dust packed cpu heatsink. i cleaned it out, reinfitted it and this cured the problem.
i then scaned the computer with her mcaffee antivirus, addaware and search bot, but found no virus, but she was adament there was a virus so i reluctantly reformatted the c and d partitions and reinstaled windows. everything worked fine. as she was i friend of my wife's i accepted no payment, and left her to reinstal all her software, which she was happy to do.
on monday at work she stopped my wife and told her that the virus was back, but as she instaled no software and does not have the internet connected ,she says,this baffles me. confused2 i have to conclud shes a nut, or very suseptable to media scare stories.

so the moral of this tale are two fold;

the road to hell is paved with good intentions.


no good deed goes unpunished.

you can fix the pc but not the user.waveysmiley
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[*] Post 335950 posted on 15-5-2008 at 20:57 Reply With Quote

Originally posted by finchart

the road to hell is paved with good intentions.


no good deed goes unpunished.

you can fix the pc but not the user.waveysmiley

That's very true, which is why I'd only attempt fix a computer problem for a family member or a very close friend.

Life's too short for the sort of hastle you've had.

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[*] Post 336087 posted on 16-5-2008 at 11:46 Reply With Quote

There's one in every box. How long has she had computers? How many viruses has she had with all those computers? How were they fixed? I'd suspect she's more a "click this and see what it does" person who changes settings, and doesn't think that it has any effect. She probably also deletes programs by dragging them to the trash rather than using "add/remove". A little education may save you some hassles, or may create some more, especially if she "knows it all". Good luck!
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