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    Giving you the business. Cypress's Avatar
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    Oh Vista, how I love thee.

    Start-up screen



    Drum roll please.......


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    TA DA!!!!





    This is on a new computer that has run fine* for the last month. It came with Vista. I haven't done ANYTHING as far as updates. It worked fine yesterday and now on start-up this morning - Boom.


    *As fine as Vista can run. (read: nothing but problematic)
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    Ugh - sorry man. XP will be the last MS operating system on my machines me thinks.

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    Sounds like Bill Gates owes you a reach around.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    what model Lenovo is that? I've got a 3000 N100 a few months ago and I got that screen once too.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Time for a low level format and reinstall... XP Pro w/ SP2.

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    It's a 3000 J115.

    Luckily it's not mine. This is one of the 8,701 reasons I own a Mac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    Sounds like Bill Gates owes you a reach around.
    That's so wrong. Funny as hell, but wrong.


    I've been thinking about going Ubuntu.

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    Just watched my friend's house for a week - her new computer has Vista - she is a network admin for the city so I would say she's got her stuff together - but she hasn't had much time to tweek it - and her two pre-teens have all sorts of junk on it - her start-up file is huge.

    And the computer runs like a dog. Terrifically slow! Memory, etc seems pretty adequate - a 6o GB plus harddrive and it's been partitioned but BOY is it freaking slow!

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    My BFF, Jake tried to put Vista on his HP laptop. He described it as "true 4-bit colour in a 4-inch by 4-inch screen".
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    I'm not sure if I hate Vista or if I hate ACER. I bought a new computer a couple of months ago (Acer) and it is the biggest piece of crap I have ever owned. I'm just not sure who is at fault, acer or Vista. Sometimes it will take five minutes to open up a spread sheet!

    *edit* Forgot to mention that it locks up every day or so as well. The smallest things make it freak out!
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Is that Vista's version of the "blue screen of death".
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    That could be hardware, or an attack. "An attempt was made to write to read only memory" Now that is a messed up situation, the question is who messed it up...

    I have been using Vista for a few months, and see it as a mixed bag. But it is getting better; and I am looking forward to DX10 games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude
    Just watched my friend's house for a week - her new computer has Vista - she is a network admin for the city so I would say she's got her stuff together - but she hasn't had much time to tweek it - and her two pre-teens have all sorts of junk on it - her start-up file is huge.

    And the computer runs like a dog. Terrifically slow! Memory, etc seems pretty adequate - a 6o GB plus harddrive and it's been partitioned but BOY is it freaking slow!


    I'm running Vista on the desktop and it can be slow with all the visual apps running full time, but it's not as bad as you guys make it out to be.


    If the teens are running a bunch of files then that's the problem right there. Vista isn't majick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    I'm running Vista on the desktop and it can be slow with all the visual apps running full time, but it's not as bad as you guys make it out to be.
    Believe me, mine is worse than I could ever make it out to be. I really wish I wouldn't have tossed out my five year old dell.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    my mom's vista made me want a mac

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    Humph, you would think with all the money Bill Gates has he could upgrade the BSOD message...

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    Werd! Looks just like the XP version.

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    I think XP is still too bloated and buggy.
    That's why I'm still happily running 2000 server.

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    When I just recently bought my girlfriend the laptop to replace her stolen one, I went *out of my way* to find one with XP on it.
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    Maybe I got one of the good ones, and you guys are still running the beta?
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    Just spent 25 minutes on the phone with IBM. Re-installing the OS right now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer
    That's so wrong. Funny as hell, but wrong.


    I've been thinking about going Ubuntu.
    Do it! Then get XGL working and install Beryl, all the pretty stuff you could ever want. Expose like on a Mac, renders multiple workspaces on a sweet cube, and is generally really awesome and makes Aero look like the garbage it is. you can also get Mac OS X style dock bars (Kiba Dock for one).

    ...I'll stop now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    Just spent 25 minutes on the phone with IBM. Re-installing the OS right now.


    *sigh*

    What really happened? Were you futzing with your nude online webcam service and fried the motherboard?


    Fess up...we won't tell.


    Oh. IBM. Nevermind. Carry on, nuff said.

    (Dell sux too, I'm using HP)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malistryx
    ...makes Aero look like the garbage it is.

    I can feel the hate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    What really happened? Were you futzing with your nude online webcam service and fried the motherboard?


    We ran a full test on the hardware and everything came up clean... It's not IBM's fault.


    Somehow, the OS got fzucked while the power was OFF.
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