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Should I take a double-bladed broadaxe to my computer, or just blast it with a shotgun?

-The Gneech

PS: Whether or not there's a Suburban Jungle on Friday depends on if I can get the #&%*@ scanner working again. But until I get the backup working, I can't work on the scanner ... and I can't draw anyway until I finish getting the scanner working.

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exatron
Dec. 13th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC)
Would both be overkill?
laurie_robey
Dec. 13th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
I find myself wondering if any of the recent troubles on your computer and mine have been caused by RegCure. Like I said, if we're not installing and uninstalling programs, how does it keep finding new problems in the registry. It may not be the cause. I just wonder. I can't print to the LaserJet anymore either, and I've never had that problem before.
exatron
Dec. 13th, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC)
A program that changes things in the registry sounds like it's worth investigating. Even Microsoft's own RegClean program can do weird things to the registry.

A couple of scans for spyware might be a good idea too.
the_mcp
Dec. 13th, 2006 03:21 pm (UTC)
Personally, I don't trust any of those registry-cleaning programs any further than I can throw a Buick.
aki_no_kaze
Dec. 13th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
totally the broadaxe.... you wouldn't get nearly the satisfaction of using your own two hands with a projectile weapon.
james_b
Dec. 13th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
A trebuchet may also be a satisfying tool to use in case of registry problems.

Even so, the first thing I'd do is run a serious memory diagnostic. If you don't have one, down load the zip of the MEMTEST86 v3.2 iso, burn a bootable CD, and let it run overnight.
laurie_robey
Dec. 13th, 2006 02:57 pm (UTC)
Ooooo, new utility!
james_b
Dec. 13th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
Useful utility.

It's become my first tool of choice when I have computer problams. If the computer will boot from the CD and do a full memory pass without problems, then you can pretty much assume that everything except the hard drive and the data on the hard drive is good.
james_b
Dec. 13th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
I've wasted far too much time in the past with unsuccessful attempts to repair what seems to be an erratic Windows installation or failing hard drive when the only problem was flakey memory that passes the pretty much useless BIOS/POST memory test.

MEMTest86 is not a program you want to run in front of a client that you're charging by the hour (it can take an hour or two to complete a full pass, and for that time you're just sitting back looking for something else to do to occupy your time), but it's the first thing I do on my own computers when they give me trouble.
c_eagle
Dec. 13th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
Am I interpreting this right.. this checks RAM and other hardware memory items for potential failure? (not the hard drive or swap info)
james_b
Dec. 14th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
It's purely a very in-depth memory checker that is supplied with its own bootable operating system. As it is runs entirely from the bootable CD you create from the iso file, it's a good check of all the computer hardware needed to boot from a CD.
rhanlav
Dec. 13th, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC)
Go "Office Space" on your scanner.
kylet
Dec. 13th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
What, nobody's said this yet?!

*BOOT*

*CRASH*
the_gneech
Dec. 13th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)
Not sure I can get up onto the roof here ... but it's worth a try!

-TG
laurie_robey
Dec. 13th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)
It's not the computer's fault! It's a software problem. We just need to be able to boot/crash the electrons!
kamau_d_lyon
Dec. 13th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)
Use the Gryphon Gneech
Neither.
Gryphons are a far more thorough and entertaining solution to this type of problem.
Just follow these steps
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4

Should fix the problem but if not it should make you laugh.
I do hope can get the trouble worked out quickly.
c_eagle
Dec. 13th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Use the Gryphon Gneech
Those are wonderful.. thanks for posting the links!
kamau_d_lyon
Dec. 14th, 2006 12:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Use the Gryphon Gneech
HollyAnn has been doing a lot with Clax recently. You could almost call it 'a gryphon growing up' at the moment. She does some nice art and her occasional strip is enjoyable.
himura_tiger
Dec. 13th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
Dude, neither. Go spiked chain. Come on, everyone's using them these days! ;-) Just kidding, of course, I'd go double bladed ax ANY day. ;-)
vamour
Dec. 13th, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC)
Axe. Always go with the axe.
stryal
Dec. 14th, 2006 12:20 am (UTC)
Shotgun minimum.
Reason?
CRT's explode quite nicely. Also, if you're using a metal weapon on the tower, you have to remember...electricity LOVES going through metal into whatever's holding that metal.
SO...for safety sakes, ranged weapon is good.
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