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My computer messed up again...
« on: May 11, 2009, 04:26:32 PM »
just a week or two after being repaired,so I am typing this on a laptop that I share with others.Is there some Computer Demon around, I wonder?One that punishes those who blasepheme against him and demands regular sacrafices of money?

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Re: My computer messed up again...
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009, 09:35:38 PM »
Heathen, convert or pay the tax!!!

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Re: My computer messed up again...
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 10:06:19 PM »
Is it physical or software.

I was condemned to reinstall my OS and all my programs about 3 times a year. Have extra drives and everything partitioned and developed a saving scheme to keep it all off the OS drive so it was a quick process. I am convinced windows self-destructs over time...so now I am a 90% linux user...finally. Photoshop and DVD tools is all I use windows for anymore.

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Re: My computer messed up again...
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009, 02:51:48 AM »
Well, I dunno, but if your computer acts up as often as you say you should check the following:
- Be careful about which programs you install. Perhaps one of your favourite programs really is a virus, a back door, or some such?
- Keep your anti-virus up to date.
- Password protect all user accounts. Unprotected accounts will be hacked before you can say: "mommy, help me!"
- Hacker sites are unsafe to surf on.
- Porn sites are loaded with viruses, trojans and root kits. If you love to surf on such sites, well, sooner or later your computer will go down.
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Re: My computer messed up again...
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 07:11:10 AM »
When you are having the problem, close your internet-connected apps - email, chat, browsers, everything you can think of.

Run netstat -ano from the command line, redirecting the output to a file if you like.

Look for any established connections and note the PID.
Then run tasklist to determine which process owns each established connection.

I caught 1 virus that way - it left a static connection open to it's 'home base'.

Other then that, what AG said...








   
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Re: My computer messed up again...
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2009, 12:03:08 PM »
My router is fixed but the tower of my main computer is still being fixed at the computer shop and should be back in a few days.

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Re: My computer messed up again...
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2009, 12:24:56 PM »
Kudos to valadaar for his netstat -ano trick. I haven't used that, and while some virii can hide from the shell API, I guess it can reveal many culprits.

I will use it to put advertisers in my HOSTS file. ;)
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Re: My computer messed up again...
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2009, 09:16:09 PM »
What kind of incense are you using to please the silicone spirits?  Intel works better with spikenard, and don't even bother with frankincense.
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Re: My computer messed up again...
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2009, 01:46:37 AM »
Ah... Of course! Cheka, do you use the right incense? The wrong kind will greatly upset the computer daemons! ;)
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Re: My computer messed up again...
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2009, 10:10:55 AM »
My computer broke again.  :( :twisted:

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Re: My computer messed up again...
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2009, 04:04:00 PM »
:'(

Lets pray it isnt' SUE aka error 5-20.

Try strawberry incense!
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Re: My computer messed up again...
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2009, 06:34:20 PM »
I hate to say this Cheka, but have you ever thought about joining a monastery to solve your problems?  Without a computer to screw up, you'd never have to worry about computer problems again...
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Re: My computer messed up again...
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2009, 08:26:49 AM »
The Order of Mathom always accepts devotees, sometimes....maybe.

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Re: My computer messed up again...
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2009, 06:42:56 PM »
Mathom has released his grip on 80% of my computer, and I can do everything but get into my AOL favourites, hopefully within days his grip will be broken fully in a few days.

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Re: My computer messed up again...
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2009, 06:21:43 AM »
Mathom never releases his grip. He just creates an illusion of grip release, only to tighten the grip further at a later stage! If he has the time... Yes, later...
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