Posted 07 March 2006 - 11:30 AM
HA! Actually, come to find out, she was ripped off! He told her that he had reinstalled the OS....but she didn't give him the CD's to do it. It's a Dell, so it has to have the Dell drivers (mainly for onboard gfx). Whenever I wipe a Dell computer and reinstall the OS using the cd's that came with it, I always have to reactivate windows because of "a major change in the system" (according to Microsoft). Oddly enough, all the drivers, accessories and junk that came from Dell was still on the computer. Oddly enough, there was still games on there that they bought their kids (ones that you need a disk to install and to play). Basically, he didn't wipe the drive as he said. Seems to me as if he just cleaned up the malware that was on it, gave it back to her and said that he wiped the drive clean and reinstalled the OS and her IM programs. By way of technology not yet known to me, he managed to wipe the drive, reinstall the OS and give her computer back to her exactly like it was when she gave it to him.......weird. Reminds me of area 51 or something. LOL!!!
TBH, I hate to hear about this stuff. It's pathetic. I know a person who had their comptuer worked on by some "average Joe", and when they got it back it wouldn't run some games for their kids. I checked it out and when the guy had worked on it, he stole their radeon 9700 (128mb ddr) out of it and put in an old matrox card that was only 32mb. They ended up getting their card back after fighting with him and threatening to call the cops, but still, I hate to hear about this type of stuff.
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