Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-21-07, 08:09 AM   #1
Cypress
Giving you the business.
Thread Starter
 
Cypress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Bikes: Ridley Noah, Giant Trinity Advanced, Specialized Crux
Posts: 4,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh Vista, how I love thee.

Start-up screen



Drum roll please.......


.......

..


.......
...
.

...

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)
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moderator
Dear Cypress,

You have received an infraction at Bike Forums.
Cypress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:14 AM   #2
Air
Destroyer of Wheels
 
Air's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Creating some FA-Qs
Bikes: Nishiki Sport, Downtube IXNS, 1950's MMB3 Russian Folding Bike, MTB
Posts: 3,598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ugh - sorry man. XP will be the last MS operating system on my machines me thinks.
__________________
The Almighty Clyde FAQ || Northeast Index
eTrex Vista References || Road Reference


It's the year of the enema!
Air is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:14 AM   #3
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Sounds like Bill Gates owes you a reach around.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:16 AM   #4
kidcharlamagne
muddy
 
kidcharlamagne's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: biking the buffer
Bikes: Schwinn Mesa GS, Schwin World Sport, Schwinn Sierra Tandem, 3 Schwinn Homegrown HTs (frame only), Schwinn Moab III, Schwinn Sierra GSX, Specialized Crossroads (soon not to be mine)
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
what model Lenovo is that? I've got a 3000 N100 a few months ago and I got that screen once too.
kidcharlamagne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:16 AM   #5
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Time for a low level format and reinstall... XP Pro w/ SP2.
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:21 AM   #6
Cypress
Giving you the business.
Thread Starter
 
Cypress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Bikes: Ridley Noah, Giant Trinity Advanced, Specialized Crux
Posts: 4,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's a 3000 J115.

Luckily it's not mine. This is one of the 8,701 reasons I own a Mac.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moderator
Dear Cypress,

You have received an infraction at Bike Forums.
Cypress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:22 AM   #7
dragracer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 620
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
dragracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:25 AM   #8
Tude 
Blasted Weeds
 
Tude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes: Trek 1200C, Specialized Rockhopper, Giant Yukon FX, Giant Acapulco
Posts: 1,182
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
Tude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:27 AM   #9
Cypress
Giving you the business.
Thread Starter
 
Cypress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Bikes: Ridley Noah, Giant Trinity Advanced, Specialized Crux
Posts: 4,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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".
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moderator
Dear Cypress,

You have received an infraction at Bike Forums.
Cypress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:29 AM   #10
LowCel 
Throw the stick!!!!
 
LowCel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Charleston, WV
Bikes: GMC Denali
Posts: 17,588
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
LowCel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:29 AM   #11
Chad's Colnago
Space for rent!
 
Chad's Colnago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lincoln NE
Bikes: Colnago Dream B-Stay, Trek Mountain Bike
Posts: 632
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Is that Vista's version of the "blue screen of death".
Chad's Colnago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:29 AM   #12
late
Senior Member
 
late's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Southern Maine
Bikes:
Posts: 8,421
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1372 Post(s)
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.
late is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:30 AM   #13
Serendipper 
(((Fully Awake)))
 
Serendipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
Bikes: Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!
Posts: 5,597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
__________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

無上甚深微妙法 .... 百千萬劫難遭遇..... 我今見聞得受持
Serendipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:32 AM   #14
LowCel 
Throw the stick!!!!
 
LowCel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Charleston, WV
Bikes: GMC Denali
Posts: 17,588
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
LowCel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:36 AM   #15
dblock
i read this at work
 
dblock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: LI, New York
Bikes: IRO BFSSFG group buy, 2007 tommaso trascinare road
Posts: 334
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my mom's vista made me want a mac
dblock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:39 AM   #16
crtreedude 
Third World Layabout
 
crtreedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Costa Rica
Bikes: Cannondale F900 and Tandem
Posts: 3,075
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 104 Post(s)
Humph, you would think with all the money Bill Gates has he could upgrade the BSOD message...
crtreedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:40 AM   #17
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Werd! Looks just like the XP version.
__________________
Stacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:42 AM   #18
Bikepacker67
Banned
 
Bikepacker67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ogopogo's shoreline
Bikes: LHT, Kona Smoke
Posts: 4,086
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think XP is still too bloated and buggy.
That's why I'm still happily running 2000 server.
Bikepacker67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:49 AM   #19
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:51 AM   #20
Serendipper 
(((Fully Awake)))
 
Serendipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
Bikes: Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!
Posts: 5,597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Maybe I got one of the good ones, and you guys are still running the beta?
__________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

無上甚深微妙法 .... 百千萬劫難遭遇..... 我今見聞得受持
Serendipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:52 AM   #21
Cypress
Giving you the business.
Thread Starter
 
Cypress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Bikes: Ridley Noah, Giant Trinity Advanced, Specialized Crux
Posts: 4,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just spent 25 minutes on the phone with IBM. Re-installing the OS right now.


*sigh*
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moderator
Dear Cypress,

You have received an infraction at Bike Forums.
Cypress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:53 AM   #22
Malistryx
Senior Member
 
Malistryx's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Aussieland
Bikes: Specialized Allez Sport, Jamis Dakota Comp
Posts: 73
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Malistryx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:54 AM   #23
Serendipper 
(((Fully Awake)))
 
Serendipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
Bikes: Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!
Posts: 5,597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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)
__________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

無上甚深微妙法 .... 百千萬劫難遭遇..... 我今見聞得受持
Serendipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:55 AM   #24
Serendipper 
(((Fully Awake)))
 
Serendipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
Bikes: Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!
Posts: 5,597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malistryx
...makes Aero look like the garbage it is.

I can feel the hate!
Serendipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-07, 08:57 AM   #25
Cypress
Giving you the business.
Thread Starter
 
Cypress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Bikes: Ridley Noah, Giant Trinity Advanced, Specialized Crux
Posts: 4,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moderator
Dear Cypress,

You have received an infraction at Bike Forums.
Cypress is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:43 PM.