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"the touch"

2003-03-10 17:25:17.883694+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Booyah! I got "the touch", baybee! Charlene just called asking "what does 'disk boot error, insert system disk to continue' mean?". So I walked her through turning the computer off, giving the case a good hard thump next to where the drive is mounted, turning the computer back on, and it worked. We're talking remote intimidation of technology. No need to applaud. Really.

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#Comment made: 2003-03-10 19:33:57.389929+00 by: Hanan Cohen

Cumputers hate it when they are anthropomorphized.

#Comment made: 2003-03-10 23:30:22.9084+00 by: FnDragon

Personally I like the part of technical help where I take the hard drive to a separate room, give it a good lecture on how I will gut it, pull out its circuitboard and hard drive platters, and mount it on my wall with all the other failures I have, and then replace it in the target pc. Surprisingly I have about a 70% success rate..

#Comment made: 2003-03-11 15:38:07.497263+00 by: ebradway

I fixed a friend's computer last night after three others tried. I'm sure I didn't do anything different from what the three others did. Just hooked up a CD-ROM and installed some software. Just seems to prove the theory of Quantum Bogodynamics. A few months ago I was afraid I had lost the touch because I could not get three brand-new Seagate Cheetah drives working in an old external RAID tower. The tower was working with some old 2GB Fujitsu drives but I couldn't get anything to recognize any of the Seagate drives - even other controllers than I knew were good. Turned out that ALL THREE BRAND NEW SEAGATE DRIVES were DOA. Sometimes you just have to trust yourself...

#Comment made: 2003-03-12 00:29:16.857523+00 by: meuon

Sounds like a John Aldrich story.. 3 bad drives in a row? Your komputer karma must have been sucking bad.