welcome to the fest
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

What's the Worst Computer Crash You've Ever Had?
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Sinfest Forum Index -> General Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
strangemusic



Joined: 09 Jul 2006
Posts: 305
Location: Vancouver, BC and Kingston, ONT

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my worst was some virus that locked my entry password to a full-on reboot, and nothing I could do about it. Lost EVERYTHING, and fought it for basically a month.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
AfyonBlade



Joined: 16 Sep 2006
Posts: 681
Location: The Middle of Everywhere

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was dual booting Linux Slackware and Win2k. Decided to get rid of Slack(fucking linux...usually not worth the hassle). I reformatted the slack partition( I thought), but actually wiped the MBR. No biggy, used the boot disks, ran the fixMBR command. Fixed the MBR, so the system could start, but it REMOVED EVERY PARTITON TABLE. As this was occuring, one of my hard drive was failing and nearly killed my friend by arcing from the hdd case, through his body, and to the processor heatsink, which he just happened to be resting his wrist against. Motherboard dead. Processor dead. Memory dead. Hdd dead. All data gone.

I think Linux was just really pissed off I had decided to get rid of it, and wouldn't go down without a fight.
_________________
Knowledge is Power.
Power Corrupts.
Study.
Be Evil.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
CTrees



Joined: 21 Jul 2006
Posts: 3772

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that's right. You BEST phear the mighty powers of teh Torvalds!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Marik



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 1234

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:36 am    Post subject: ask me how i fixed it Reply with quote

this one time my computer, it done went off and would not come back on.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MsFrisby



Joined: 09 Jul 2006
Posts: 3966
Location: a quiet little corner of crazy

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:08 am    Post subject: plays the straight man. or woman. Reply with quote

How did you fix it, Sam?
_________________
A person's character is their destiny.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Sam



Joined: 09 Jul 2006
Posts: 9489

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:04 am    Post subject: ahhh Reply with quote

FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
scillystuff
Guest





PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big file server at $WORK, boss on holiday half a world away, lightning storm, fried UPS, 36 disks out of a 280 disk RAID system dead (all in pairs...).

A weeks of 7:00 to 22:00 days to restore, muppet from vendor suggests wrong rebuild/restart command, another week to recover again.

Boss returns from holiday the day AFTER it is fixed.

I still keep his postcard from Ayers Rock on my office wall, it arrived the day of the crash.
Back to top
AfyonBlade



Joined: 16 Sep 2006
Posts: 681
Location: The Middle of Everywhere

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scillystuff, that beats mine.
_________________
Knowledge is Power.
Power Corrupts.
Study.
Be Evil.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Sinfest Forum Index -> General Discussion All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3
Page 3 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group