Weird computer error (and real)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by kc7sbf, Aug 22, 2002.

  1. kc7sbf

    kc7sbf Guest

    I got this bogus error while running a quick restore cd on a Compaq PC. Apparently the disk was dirty in one little spot, and the drive couldn't read through that dirty spot. So it displayed this error message, which is a classic.

    See the attached file, post your comments on it. I had to take a picture of it with a digital camera pointed at the CRT, so I'm sorry for the wavy lines in it; tried to match the monitor refresh rate the best I could.
     
  2. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    Thats a classic
     
  3. Piett

    Piett ...will circle this city

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    Sweetest error ever!

    that sounds like something that i would do. when i code java for my class i'm taking, i come up with errors like that. Like File not found would be: "Must have scared the file, because it's not here."

    hehe lame, but it made me laugh :)
     
  4. kc7sbf

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    I don't know who coded my error, but it actuallly came up on the screen, and I literally fell out of my chair when I saw it. It was nothing that I altered in any way. And it was on a special OS that runs quick restore on computers, and is designed to look like Windows 9.x.
     
  5. Piett

    Piett ...will circle this city

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    sweet, so that means that someone is just as demented as i am :)

    i feel so unlonely.
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    That's a Bill special.
     
  7. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    maybe its a virus?
     
  8. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    its probly a prank someone is playong on you. I've seen lots of little programs that do that. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and see if you have any weird application running in the background. If you do, then terminate it and see if you get the error again.
     
  9. kc7sbf

    kc7sbf Guest

    Maybe I should add to the thread that this is not a tech support issue, just a general chat thread to see what other people think of a bogus error like this one (for S&G's).

    Sorry o_87, this was no prank.

    Sorry almostfamous88, no virus.

    This actually came up because the restore process couldn't continue because of a dirty disk. Ctrl+alt+delete didn't do anything anyway. It is a propriatary OS that Compaq built for quick restore purposes.

    That error was easily solved by cleaning the disk. I took a screen shot of it because it was so hilarious.

    Once I had cleaned the disk, everything went fine on the quick restore, plus it was a long time ago.