Three Machines Down

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Brownout, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. Brownout

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    What a week. I have one machine with an apparent dead Ethernet, one with a stuck touchpad and one with an infection that AV doesn't see. Gotta luv computin'
     
  2. MrChips

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    Look on the bright side. You still have one working computer.
     
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  3. Brownout

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    Ironically, my ancient XP box, which I saved from the scrap pile more than once, is still happily humming along :)
     
  4. GopherT

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    I'm just thinking of replacing my XP box but I don't know what I would do with it? It still works perfectly and I would not be able to get myself to drop it in the recycle bin.
     
  5. MaxHeadRoom

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    I still have a XP Prof workhorse, all I have done a couple of times is upgrade the MB, it still does what I want of it.
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  6. #12

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    My last XP machine died about a year ago. Fortunately, I had accumulated (2) Vista machines by then. :)
    Good luck on your repairs. Most of us know your machines only need some parts and some intellect to resume working.
     
  7. MrChips

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    All my machines are running Win XP (except my Apple iPad). Should I hang my head in shame?
     
  8. Alec_t

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    What, for owning an iPad? ;)
     
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  9. Brownout

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    Got my home server back up by inserting a network card. That really aggravates me because the motherboard is only two years old. Dropped the "sticking touchpad" laptop off at the local repair shop. Believe they have a better parts inventory than I have, so it'll get done faster. Still playing with the 3rd machine. I'm starting to believe it's not really an infection, rather a corrupted DLL file.
     
  10. sevenfold4

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    How secure is XP now days since it is no longer updated, a lot of different opinions out there. Replaced my workstations with Win8.1 and never looked back. The metro is actually pretty cool once you get used to it. There is no drawbacks to updating to win7 or win8/8.1 now since you can upgrade to win10 for free if you have one of those, and win10 seems to be a killer (in a good way).
     
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  12. sevenfold4

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    Yea, that is the preview, a lot of stuff does not work there yet.
     
  13. tom_s

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    way too many peoples think they need newest, biggest, betterer, fastest pc.

    like with most hardware/software, if not broken, NO need to fix
     
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  14. MaxHeadRoom

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    Yes but what is Bill Gates going to do? :eek:
    Max.
     
  15. Wendy

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    Bill Gates won the game. He has retired from M$ and is working on giving some of his money away.
     
  16. alfacliff

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    I have one computer that I put together, 2.4 ghz, 1 gb ram and such that I only use for non internet stuff so it wont get infected. I got several fairly good dell computers from boeing surpluss before they left wichits for good. I am also very carefull with my hp laptop, so I hope I wont have to resort to the bone pile.
     
  17. bertus

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    Hello,

    You can always put a linux distribution on an old PC.
    Linux lite will work like charm on any old machine:
    https://www.linuxliteos.com/

    Bertus
     
  18. Dr.killjoy

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    What's going on with the 3rd machine ???

    My build so far
    Case- Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Red Steel
    MB-MSI 970 Gaming AM3+ siza ATX
    CPU-AMD FX-8320
    GPU-Powercolor 280X
    OS- Win 7 Ultimate
    Heatsink-Spire TherMax Eclipse II
    Storage Drive-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM
    Power Supply-Seasonic M12 II Bronze Edition 850W PSU
    SSD-Samsung 850 Evo 256gb
    SSD-SSD-Intel 80GB Solid State Drive 335 Series 2.5"
    Fans- 5x Masscool 120mm High Speed Case Fan FD12025B1H3/4
    Ram-G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

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  19. MaxHeadRoom

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    He still has to employ a House keeper, his wife said she doesn't do Windows.:p
    Max.
     
  20. gerty

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    I would imagine there's a whole lot of things she doesn't do...
     
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