It crashed I think.......

  1. Anyone ever have their computer crash? Mine did on Thursday. I tried to turn it on and it would go on, didn't boot, and then just shut off by itself. WTH??? I was like an addict looking for a fix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't realize how much I NEED my computer and this website until I didn't have it. I 'm wondering if it's a virus. Took it to my BIL and he reinstalled windows 98 and supposedly fixed it. I'll find out when I go home in the morning.....Shhhhhhhhhh yes, I'm at work and it's too darn quiet's eeeeerie! So has this ever happened to anyone else?
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  3. by   bagladyrn
    Yep - had it happen. My first computer. My son gave it to me, said "Don't be afraid of it, just play with it. You can't break it" Famous last words.... I broke it so badly, I had to box it up and ship it back to him to fix! Same symptoms yours had. Reinstalling everything worked.
  4. by   ayemmeff
    soon as someone says "go on,you can't /won't break it".......


    it's broken!!!!
  5. by   renerian
    It is frustrating when it happens and of course you always need your computer when it happens.

    Might be a good idea to run a full scan with your viral program.

  6. by   emily_mom
    Mine crashes all the time....piece of crapola..... Yesterday it would crash if I would click on a link....

    No viruses here....just running the worst $1500 I ever spent....

  7. by   Mkue
    Mine crashed not long ago and it was very frustrating ! Had to do a recovery and re-download some programs.
    My computer suffered a hubby induced crash this week. Made him skip his weekly bowling excursion to fix it.

    He had to re-format, and I made him buy another hard drive to do it because I didn't want him to reformat the existing one and lose everything.


  9. by   howie122832
    That happened to me! One day, all of a sudden, I had nothing.. It wouldn't boot up, I took it back to Best Buy (where I bought it) and they reloaded Windows XP (hate it) .. the teckie there said that We had the "worm " virus....they think we got it from Kazzaa (the music download site) I guess it is VERY common there! Now we use Morpheus.....
  10. by   Heather333
    Yep, had it happen a couple of times. My hubby has had to wipe out the hard-drive and reinstall everything I don't know how many times.

  11. by   night owl
    It's working now. There is a God and his name is John, husband of mine. Came home and it wasn't connecting to the server said the modem wasn't recognized or something like that. I'm thinking a virus wiped out the modem. Anyway husband had to reinstall the modem something or other and bingo here I am.
    I'm thinking this virus from Kazza got us too because my kids are always downloading from there to burn their CD's. No more Kazza for them! This is my first experience with a I hope I don't have to go thru this often. We have the Norton antivirus, but my husband says, "Well, you have to run it frequently." Oh??? I thought once it's installed you're protected... Obviously not.
    I was really starting to sweat and shake, you know, withdrawal type symptoms...I told him if he fixed it there's a good chance he'd get luck tonight....lucky that I'm not around to bug him because I'll be on the computer!!!
  12. by   Rustyhammer
    Good reason to back up your files regularly
  13. by   CANRN
    Yep, for about a year we battled the computer from H#LL!!! One night I could not sleep, booted up the beast and after *freezing* and rebooting a few times, I had ordered us a new Dell.

    Told hubby in the morning, "HONEY my Dude man......we're gettin' a Dell."

    It works great!
  14. by   night owl
    Hey Dude, I got a Dell! The Dell dude kid got in trouble I hear.......something about smoking pot. All that money he made from those commercials and what does he do with some of it??? He buys some pot...... KIDS!!!!!!!!!!
    Now Russ,
    What do you mean by "Back up my files?" Is that running the virus update regularly? I'd like to program it to run everytime I turn on the Dell. Can I do that? I wish they had a website I could go to to ask all of these stupid questions. I feel like such a smuck here because then everyone'll know just how computer stupid I really am.......I guess it's too late huh... Eveybody knows already!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really don't want to go thru withdrawal again...not a pretty picture I'm tellin ya. :uhoh21: know Russ, looking at your avatar photo, that snowblower guy DOES look like you.........Nice azz I must say!
    Last edit by night owl on Feb 14, '03