Register - Login
Views: 95761429
Main - Memberlist - Active users - Calendar - Wiki - IRC Chat - Online users
Ranks - Rules/FAQ - Stats - Latest Posts - Color Chart - Smilies
11-14-18 09:19:26 PM

Jul - Computers and Technology - Something is wrong with your Windows computer... New poll - New thread - New reply
Next newer thread | Next older thread
How do you go about trying to fix the problem?
Basically, when faced with a general problem, what are your steps to solve it?
Try to fix it, but end up making things worse.
10.0%, 2 votes
Try to fix it on your own, and if you can't, then hop on the web for a solution.
80.0%, 16 votes
Go immediately to the web.   0.0%, 0 votes
Call Microsoft Technical Support.   0.0%, 0 votes
Format the hard drive and reinstall Windows.
5.0%, 1 vote
Restore from a recent restore point or backup.   0.0%, 0 votes
Take it to a repair shop.   0.0%, 0 votes
Say "Screw this dang infernal contraption!" and give up.
5.0%, 1 vote
Multi-voting is disabled. 20 users have voted.


Red Paratroopa
Level: 24

Posts: 28/178
EXP: 76625
For next: 1500

Since: 01-08-16

Pronouns: she/her
From: Dimension X Pipe

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 30 min.

Posted on 10-20-16 09:01:32 PM (last edited by Nin★Collin at 06-30-17 01:52:01 PM) Link | Quote
I usually attempt to figure things out myself, and when all fails, hop on the interwebs. Usually start with a page on Microsoft's website, but since I usually have problems with older things, most of the pages I see are old and archived.

Level: 86

Posts: 2187/2322
EXP: 6075184
For next: 66923

Since: 10-19-10

Pronouns: she/her, they/them
From: a particularly peculiar tiny store's back shelf

Since last post: 10 days
Last activity: 22 hours

Posted on 10-21-16 01:52:37 AM Link | Quote
[insert linux here if all options fail]
Zero One
And as we fall the spirit carries on,
That a hero'll come and save us all,
As we call the ones we left below,
We all dream of the day we rise above
Level: 123

Posts: 5000/5166
EXP: 20661222
For next: 570044

Since: 05-24-10

From: Delta Quadrant

Since last post: 21 days
Last activity: 3 days

Posted on 10-21-16 08:27:27 AM Link | Quote
I'm usually able to fix it. If not, Google. Or my dad.
Level: 42

Posts: 378/505
EXP: 518713
For next: 2649

Since: 02-24-13

From: your dreams

Since last post: 9 days
Last activity: 1 day

Posted on 10-21-16 08:42:08 AM Link | Quote
I vaporize it with my death ray.

It's not the most cost-effective solution, but it gets rid of the problem.

More seriously, I either attempt to find the issue or google it, but rarely ever rely on physical persons. My parents are the kind who think that applying Windows updates will fix anything, and my sister comes to me whenever she runs into computer trouble, so yeah
Level: 73

Posts: 1586/1815
EXP: 3369250
For next: 116618

Since: 09-03-13

From: ???

Since last post: 8 days
Last activity: 3 hours

Posted on 10-21-16 11:01:58 AM (last edited by Kak at 10-21-16 11:02:12 AM) Link | Quote
I try to fix it.

Most of the times it works, sometimes it doesn't.

and when it doesn't, it ends up in the worst possible way (read: requiring ""format"" & reinstall )
Level: 40

Posts: 219/497
EXP: 428608
For next: 12701

Since: 10-10-14

From: Brazil

Since last post: 6 hours
Last activity: 1 hour

Posted on 10-21-16 05:47:33 PM Link | Quote
Most of the time I try to fix things they end up breaking even more, but at least there's plenty of duct tape here.
Possibly neither Girly nor Dragon.
Level: 100

Posts: 2906/2945
EXP: 10276483
For next: 77913

Since: 07-21-07

From: Sweden

Since last post: 5 days
Last activity: 39 min.

Posted on 10-22-16 08:36:52 PM Link | Quote
A mix of the first and the second option.

I do eventually fix it myself, either with or without googling, but a lot of the time I create a fair bit of extra problems that need fixing inbetween.
Next newer thread | Next older thread
Jul - Computers and Technology - Something is wrong with your Windows computer... New poll - New thread - New reply

Rusted Logic

Acmlmboard - commit 220d144 [2018-11-04]
©2000-2018 Acmlm, Xkeeper, Inuyasha, et al.

35 database queries.
Query execution time: 0.166236 seconds
Script execution time: 0.011676 seconds
Total render time: 0.177912 seconds