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    Day From H*LL

    Well, yesturday was one of those days. You all know when the most obvious thing is right infront of you and you just cant see it. Well Since 11am i was trying to load win2k on a machine. The install kept restarting - meaning after it would be done copying files it woudl reboot and not boot off the hd and would only boot off the cdrom to start the install again. I tried everything. I mean everything. I downloaded diagnostic software for the HD and ran it and did their special format for windows, used NTFS and and FAT32 and everything.
    So 8PM (11 hours later) i realize the hd has been written to because i see used space. But it wont boot. Well the bios is one of those that when you do boot order, you dont do "cdrom, harddrive" its cdrom, "hdd-0". So i connected the hd to the wrong connector on the cable it should have been hdd1. 9 hours later windows is installing and i finish fixing it up at 1am.... i wanted to take a leak on that machine, but it would have just caused more problems
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    I know the feeling.... hence, I've stopped building computers...

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    I feel you. I wanted to upgrade a very old laptop of mine. I had redhat on there but wanted to put on Slackware 8.1. This particular laptop doesn't have a floppy drive, no problem I'll boot from CD.

    Wrong. Won't boot the Slack 8.1 CD. I make 3 copies of the CD ( downloaded from 3 different servers ). Finally I had to just boot the 8.0 CD and then perform an "upgrade".

    Sometimes I'm extra glad my profession is Computers...
    When you say "I wrote a program that crashed Windows", people just stare at
    you blankly and say "Hey, I got those with the system, *for free*".
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    This is why im a programmer and not a hardware guy... but even in software programming you still make dumb mistakes.
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    It's usually the simple things that'll get you.
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    its always the simple things. All the hard problems in life already have been answered by someone else. I guess thats why I can bake a cake by using instructions from the net but I cant make pancakes that taste good
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    I find that it's easier to take a break after awhile and come back with a fresh mind. After a couple of hours I would have stopped what I was doing and left the room. Sometimes I will even go out somewhere just to forget about the situation at hand. Then return and try again. More times than not, I find the problem very shortly after returning.
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    i always want to do, but i cant find it in my to quit even for a short time. I keep thinking "wait, mabey this fixed it. lest just see if it worked..." and its a cycle
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    Recently, spent two days (a few hours here and there) debugging a php script and kept missing one of those simple things (= != == ,you know). Gave up. Got some extra sleep. Woke up and saw it right away.

    Hmm I should have learned from that. Time to stop working and get some rest.

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    Whenever I get stumped, I get up and walk away.

    Then, I usually have the answer come to me.

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    Originally posted by markblair
    I find that it's easier to take a break after awhile and come back with a fresh mind. After a couple of hours I would have stopped what I was doing and left the room. Sometimes I will even go out somewhere just to forget about the situation at hand. Then return and try again. More times than not, I find the problem very shortly after returning.
    I agree. Sometimes, I go to sleep with a problem and wake up with the solution. It's scary.
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    Hardware is gay. But not as gay as this stupid font thingy !! Its not letting me change my font in my reply!
    Last edited by DoobyWho; 08-09-2002 at 02:34 AM.

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