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#1 troublesh00ter

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:42 AM

I've posted this in the Windows 7 forum as it is the latest Windows OS; however, this topic extends to any Windows OS as far back as XP (or 95 if you've really been around that long ;p).

Anyway here goes...

What is the worst Windows error message you've ever received? How did you fix it? Not viruses or malware but errors.

Often times, .DLL's go mising or a .OCX becomes corrupted or maybe you got *gasp* fatal exception error. Whatever kind of error it was, I'd like to know about it and if you can.. explain to me how you fixed it.

I'm mostly looking for errors from Windows XP, Vista & 7 but of course any Windows OS error is fine if you really feel like you gotta talk about it because it just made you so mad and you want everyone to know how bad it sucked!

That bein said.. let it roll. Just take a few moments and recount back to that nasty error you got that one (or 7) times.
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Posted 12 November 2010 - 03:30 PM

BSOD after a fresh install due to my BIOS not being updated.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 02:44 AM

Formatted second hard drive without realizing there some important windows files on there which made my computer couldn't boot up when turning it on the next day. I had to reinstall the OS to solve this problem.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 08:07 PM

Somehow deleted a .dll that stop all applications, start menu from opening. Had to look up a fix on my blackberry internet browser. Solved the problem by running scndsk.
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Posted 16 November 2010 - 09:16 PM

Some years ago, I performed clean Windows 2K installation with ethernet cable connected.
Rebooted to all kind of BSODs.
Somehow, I was able to work around them, only to find out a whole bunch of trojans already on my system.
So, that saying about a need of just minutes for your computer to get compromised, if not protected, checks out...

Had to go through fresh install again :)

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 09:42 AM

Some years ago, I performed clean Windows 2K installation with ethernet cable connected.
Rebooted to all kind of BSODs.
Somehow, I was able to work around them, only to find out a whole bunch of trojans already on my system.
So, that saying about a need of just minutes for your computer to get compromised, if not protected, checks out...

Had to go through fresh install again :)


I always disconnect from Internet when doing things like this or adding anti-malware software to a new computer.

I'm really paranoid about this exact scenario so I've always tried to do what I could to prevent it. Which boils down to just staying off the web until the box is secure.
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Posted 18 November 2010 - 11:07 AM

Some years ago, I performed clean Windows 2K installation with ethernet cable connected.
Rebooted to all kind of BSODs.
Somehow, I was able to work around them, only to find out a whole bunch of trojans already on my system.
So, that saying about a need of just minutes for your computer to get compromised, if not protected, checks out...

Had to go through fresh install again :)



Its odd this is like the only 2nd report in my many years of IT Experience that this happened. I install all my OSes with the Ethernet cable connected, and have yet to infect myself.




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