Your computer starts behaving very erratically (random restarts, etc.). Do you know enough to identify and fix the source of the problem on your own?
iPhone/pad yes... Computer no
I'm good at computers, but not that good! Although, it's probably a virus!
I'mu family's IT person because apparently I'm the only person capable of googling computer problems/reading buttons
On my personal computer...not an issue I have a Mac. On my work computer... Cry and try and forget I have to use a Dell 5 days a week.
Steps to fix:
Throw away garbage PC.
Buy a mac.
I like pcs for computers bit this is funny
Own a Computer riding huisiness I'm good. www.jpbtechtutoring.wordpress.com
Yes, it's a Microsoft windows pc. That's why I went to Mac!
PC load letter.... What the fuck does that mean!
Turn it off and on again.
I know exactly what to do... Throw the Windows piece of crap in the trash and buy Apple.
A hammer is the best tool to fix any windows based computer.
Pc's....... Enough said! Mac works.
My computer is very emotional. If I talk to it, slam the rat a few times, get the cat off the keyboard, it usually corrects the problem. If not, I call hubby. If he can't fix, call tech in Florida.
Tech Support: Have you tried shutting it off and turning it back on?
Me: That's the effing problem I turn it on an it turns off!!
T.S: So you haven't tried that?
Me: *Hangs up phone an gets baseball bat*
Absolutely yes. I would simply buy a new one.
If it's my personal machine, yes. If it's my work machine, eff that, I call the help desk.
Fill the blinker fluid.
Don't forget to change the muffler bearings.
Restart the computer... Duh?
cry. and call someone I'm illiterate when it comes to computers.
Yay, libertarians know their shit! :)
My job is to know everything about computers. I wouldn't let something like that happen in the first place.
Yup, and I'm cursing through the entire process. Troubleshooting ability is a necessity in today's world.
This poll saddens me
Well it depends on the problem doesn't it. If it's just a small glitch I can fix it. If a fix requires taking it apart and replacing something, I'll leave it to the pros.
I don't but my husband does so I never have to worry about those kind of problems.
Is have more success, navigating the Death Star run in Star Wars than fixing my computer.
Restart reboot. Go do something else and come back later.
Love technology, but if there's a way of screwing things up I'll find it. Thank God for the kid and the technologist otherwise I'd be up the creek without a paddle.
my Old one had long enough 2 know how to play with it to fix it. I have a tablet now so I'd just send it in before I royally screw it up.
I've found that slapping it upside the disk drive and demoralizing it work quite well. I tell if it doesn't quit this crap I'll remove it's insides and use its body as a trash can. Then I tell it its mother was a radio.
And it's daddy was a blender. Lol
Too lazy to google and fix the problem you caused? Shell out an extra grand or so and buy a Mac!
A ~$1000 pc can easily outperform macs twice the price at the least
Google it. There are no new computer problems.
This is why the most effective virus will be one that replaces Google with its own content...
That's why I switched to Apple.
You know what PC users can do that Apple users can't? Shut the fuvk up for 5 seconds about their computer choice
lol, Apple products don't have hardware failures. Their harddrives are made of Unicorn tears and the RAM is made from fairy poop.
This Is why I can make decent money fixing Apple computers.
Logicman: maybe PC users are embarrassed? Remember Abraham Lincoln: "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
Actually apple computers can do things PCs cant because a mac can run windows AND OSX.
I built it, I can fix it
I know some things to do that might help, but if those don't work, I'm off to see the geeks.
This is quite unfortunate. I think we need to do a better job at teaching computers in school because basic troubleshooting is something everyone should be able to do.
My seven year old is building her first PC as a Christmas present for her grandmother.
The software and hardware industries should be producing better quality product. Notice the increase of bugs as we continue to offshore jobs.
Maybe? If I had a computer.
These results are quite pathetic...
Probably. But it depends.
Step 1: Delete the Porn (If it doesn't work)
Step 2: Restart (If it doesn't work)
Step 3: Call costumer service (If it doesn't work)
Step 4: Use the Warranty. Smash the computer against the sidewalk and claim that it was broken when you bought it.
Yes, when all else fails, make sure you have accidental damage coverage... =)
Ctrl, alt & delete?
I have no clue. I'd wait until my husband gets home. Beyond restarting, Im clueless.
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Thank you very much! Ill get the banana bread!
I'd probably try deleting some of the unnecessary programs that I've accumulated, and restarting the computer. After that, I'm out of ideas.
My iPod has these diva fits where the control buttons on the side malfunction and it starts talking to me, restarting/skipping songs, and sometimes switching playlists when it's really wound up. I feel terrible but mashing the buttons sometimes helps
An apple rep once told me that iPods are only made to work for a year.
I don't know, my dad's 3rd gen iPod video is in perfect shape. No matter how hard I try to be that careful with my ipod(s), it doesn't work. They always end up flying out of my bag when I'm running somewhere, or getting unexpectedly squished/jabbed..
Usually, it's the hard disk fluid. It could also be the RAM lubricant, or the CPU bearings. If all else fails, I have 2 back-up laptops, an iPad, a back-up iPad, a windows phone, a blackberry, and a razr(to call for help). My TV also has a browser.
Of course, all this redundancy would be rendered useless if my modem were to fail.
You remind me of Dooms Day Preppers.
As long as you keep your modem waxed, you should be fine. As a bonus it'll also go faster!
Have done it hundreds of times in the past (not just my own pc).
90+% chance that I will fix it myself.
And, I will have spare parts left over. :-)
Yes. As long as what I do know to do works. If more complicated that restart &/or reinstall OS, repair/replace HD w/larger drive &/or check, replace, increase RAM, maybe run a defrag app or diagnostic app. Beyond that, maybe time for new puter?
And if all else fails reset computer to factory conditions.