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However frustrated you are, try this. After all, what do you have to lose?

1. Set your BIOS to "BIOS Defaults", rather than "Performance Defaults".

2. Wipe your primary HDD.

3. Install Windows.

4. Do NOT install ANY third party software whatever.

5. Go to the Device Manager and check your ethernet adapter to see if it is functional.

6. If it is, enable automatic updates.

7. If it isn't, install the driver that came with your system, or go to another PC and download it from the manufacturer's site.

8. Once you have Internet access, restart your computer.

9. Leave the computer running like this for about 2 days (or about as long as you previously did until it started giving errors).

If after this period, you do not run into problems, install your other software one by one, with some normal usage between each install. This will help you pinpoint the cause of your problems.

This is all I can do to help, without being there.

Just another ill informed computer user. . .this must be one of those average joes that has no idea what a computer is. . . :rolleyes:

Is there a real purpose why you are here whining.

I guess you were born with all your IT knowledge.

What a crass attitude.

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I guess you were born with all your IT knowledge.

What a crass attitude.

I won't comment too much...but evidently you haven't seen some of the prior threads by the OP. I'll say nicely (and Lakota please don't take this as an attack, I'm commenting so that this particular poster can understand) that there is a certain resistance to trying troubleshooting and in taking advice as it is offered.

Now this situation has gotten somewhat better, and I wish Lakota lived nearby since I'd love to look at that PC and see just what in the heck is going on.

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Linux is a neverending problem of things breaking. Good luck because you will need it.

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I won't comment too much...but evidently you haven't seen some of the prior threads by the OP. I'll say nicely (and Lakota please don't take this as an attack, I'm commenting so that this particular poster can understand) that there is a certain resistance to trying troubleshooting and in taking advice as it is offered.

Now this situation has gotten somewhat better, and I wish Lakota lived nearby since I'd love to look at that PC and see just what in the heck is going on.

I understand.

I haven't read to many of his prior posts, but I was just trying to help.

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Linux is a neverending problem of things breaking. Good luck because you will need it.

What things are you talking about? I myself have never had any issues with Linux, but have had more than my share of BSOD from Windows to include Windows 8.

Just remember the same could be said true about Windows.

I have since about 1995 ran at least one machine that Dual Booted both Windows and some variant of Linux/BSD.

Oh and something to note -- Have always had sound and flawless video as well as all devices working out of the box except for one wireless that I had to attach to a wired connection for it to get.

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I understand.

I haven't read to many of his prior posts, but I was just trying to help.

Understood, but stating that someone has a crass attitude after being snippy with them, especially in this case doesn't help anyone. :)

This is very much a walking on egg shells scenario. Slow and steady while being polite is the best way to handle the OP. :)

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I wanna toss this out - ...if he's burning his installs to disk, maybe the ISO is corrupted, or the disk he burned is messed up. It could be installing the OS but with errors that don't seem to arise until after the fact.

I've run into this with Vista and Home Server.

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Actually as easy as windows is, I 2nd getting a monster etherent cable. Personally I haven't needed on but I have a few friends that have had problems fixed by them

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Understood, but stating that someone has a crass attitude after being snippy with them, especially in this case doesn't help anyone. :)

This is very much a walking on egg shells scenario. Slow and steady while being polite is the best way to handle the OP. :)

I'm sorry? Who was I "snippy" with?

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I hear Windows is hard. Why don't you try Mac >.<

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However frustrated you are, try this. After all, what do you have to lose?

1. Set your BIOS to "BIOS Defaults", rather than "Performance Defaults".

2. Wipe your primary HDD.

3. Install Windows.

4. Do NOT install ANY third party software whatever.

5. Go to the Device Manager and check your ethernet adapter to see if it is functional.

6. If it is, enable automatic updates.

7. If it isn't, install the driver that came with your system, or go to another PC and download it from the manufacturer's site.

8. Once you have Internet access, restart your computer.

9. Leave the computer running like this for about 2 days (or about as long as you previously did until it started giving errors).

If after this period, you do not run into problems, install your other software one by one, with some normal usage between each install. This will help you pinpoint the cause of your problems.

This is all I can do to help, without being there.

I guess you were born with all your IT knowledge.

What a crass attitude.

Master in Computer Sciences. . .will that do it for you. . . :)

Besides I got into Computer Sciences back in 1972 (26 years old)

Have a nice day, and be careful what you say. :D

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Master in Computer Sciences. . .will that do it for you. . . :)

Besides I got into Computer Sciences back in 1972 (26 years old)

Have a nice day, and be careful what you say. :D

A Master in CompSci doesn't make you anything.

Dime a dozen, as it were.

Got one myself. 1988.

Ciao.

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Sounds like you simply ran into third party software or drivers issues in Windows which your Linux OS is not having issues with because either there are no drivers for the hardware or you simply cannot run the same software in Linux you use in Windows. I feel your frustration, but every OS has it's pros and cons and dynamics.

Good luck

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A Master in CompSci doesn't make you anything.

Dime a dozen, as it were.

Got one myself. 1988.

Ciao.

True, I did 2 years of a diploma and quit because it was so boring and was nothing new over the stuff the internet had taught me from ages 10-18.

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What things are you talking about? I myself have never had any issues with Linux, but have had more than my share of BSOD from Windows to include Windows 8.

Just remember the same could be said true about Windows.

I have since about 1995 ran at least one machine that Dual Booted both Windows and some variant of Linux/BSD.

Oh and something to note -- Have always had sound and flawless video as well as all devices working out of the box except for one wireless that I had to attach to a wired connection for it to get.

I've had various versions of Ubuntu on my work laptop for 2 years now. Sleep rarely works, regression in docking/undocking and multiple workspaces, their new UI has turned god awful slow and gets worse as time goes by. I get hard lockups multiple times a week to where I have to hard reset. Updating becomes a pain in the ass when you start adding a bunch of 3rd party repositories. Compiz crashes all the time forcing me to relaunch if I notice it or I lose the window decorator. Those are the more common issues I experience almost every day.

I keep Arch Linux on a virtual machine and having the entire system break without being able to get to a GUI login after updating is extremely common.

Conversely, I've rarely had BSOD or any issues with Windows XP and Windows 7.

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I've had various versions of Ubuntu on my work laptop for 2 years now. Sleep rarely works, regression in docking/undocking and multiple workspaces, their new UI has turned god awful slow and gets worse as time goes by. I get hard lockups multiple times a week to where I have to hard reset. Updating becomes a pain in the ass when you start adding a bunch of 3rd party repositories. Compiz crashes all the time forcing me to relaunch if I notice it or I lose the window decorator. Those are the more common issues I experience almost every day.

I keep Arch Linux on a virtual machine and having the entire system break without being able to get to a GUI login after updating is extremely common.

I have ran anywhere from RedHat Linux / Debian / FreeBSD / PC-BSD never had any issues you described

lately been too lazy and run Ubuntu without the new UI use classic gnome or LXDE.

Sleep for me on Windows on the other hand -- Locked up about 5 of my computers ranging from Win2k- Vista (however 7 is the first that it actually has worked)

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Did you try replacing the PSU?

I kid!!!

Good luck with Fedora, may it give you in Linux what 8 could not give you in Windows.

A big high-5 to who ever can figure out where that reference comes from!!!

Triumph the insult comic dog..

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I have been fixing/using/repairing/building machines for 18 years now. In that time, I have met some people that feel exactly the way you do. In each and every case its because something they thought they were doing correct was infact being done incorrectly. Let me state i am NOT a fan boy of ANY company, but I can tell you Windows 7 is as perfect as it gets at the moment. I could let my windows 7 run for months straight without shutting if off. For me, there has never been an issue other then a user-created issue.

I know you are done with windows, but if you do try it again, here is some advice i can give that will make night and day difference.

1) Start off with a clean install of Windows 7. NOT a factory recovery from Dell or HP or any manufacturer, straight from a Windows 7 Disc.

2) Before installing ANYTHING (as long as your network works) install and purchase Malwarebytes PRO. (lifetime license and ALL you will ever need for $25)

3) Install windows updates.

4) install any drivers windows did not auto-install

5) install ccleaner and defragler from www.ccleaner.com

6) Run CCleaner, and do a defrag.

That's it. What i described about will result in a good-forever install and will never let you down.

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I feel your pain. You will be back. I have gone to linux and mac but I always came back.

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Is the OP even still checking this thread?

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Linux distributions are horrible and ugly. gnome,kde, whatever, its hideous, with its round ugly fonts, bad color schemes, amateurish looking icons and window controls. the funniest part about using Linux was seeing all this "open source" software, which is software that tries to emulate and clone successful proprietary commercial software,but fails pretty hard. I remember trying to use some office alternative,i think open office. it was java based if I remember, and it took forever to load. it was software gone horribly wrong. Linux people were raving about it, but it was a complete joke. that's when I shut that crap off and burned the disc,like with fire.

everybody and their mother has a Linux distribution,with its own frameworks and libraries. its a big mess. I think these Linux people are oblivious to all this.

And they have a nerve to say anything about windows 8?

dont these guys remember when asus began selling the eeepc with Linux? everybody returned them,and the oems begged Microsoft to continue supporting xp so they can use it to sell their netbooks. Nobody wants anything to do with Linux.

And now these Linux people are excited because valve ported Left for dead to Linux,and they were going apreshit. Its a 3 year old game, LOL. that's Linux folks.

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Linux distributions are horrible and ugly. gnome,kde, whatever, its hideous, with its round ugly fonts, bad color schemes, amateurish looking icons and window controls. the funniest part about using Linux was seeing all this "open source" software, which is software that tries to emulate and clone successful proprietary commercial software,but fails pretty hard. I remember trying to use some office alternative,i think open office. it was java based if I remember, and it took forever to load. it was software gone horribly wrong. Linux people were raving about it, but it was a complete joke. that's when I shut that crap off and burned the disc,like with fire.

everybody and their mother has a Linux distribution,with its own frameworks and libraries. its a big mess. I think these Linux people are oblivious to all this.

And they have a nerve to say anything about windows 8?

dont these guys remember when asus began selling the eeepc with Linux? everybody returned them,and the oems begged Microsoft to continue supporting xp so they can use it to sell their netbooks. Nobody wants anything to do with Linux.

And now these Linux people are excited because valve ported Left for dead to Linux,and they were going apreshit. Its a 3 year old game, LOL. that's Linux folks.

You obviously don't have very much experience actually "using" a good Linux desktop OS. I've been quite happy and quite productive for several years on Linux, and have never once had to worry about any kind of malware, viruses, blue screens of death, etc.. Hell I once left my personal server on running Debian for 6 months straight, no reboots, and it never had the first problem.

Oh well, to each their own, have fun with metro or aero or whatever the new thing is with kids these days, :p

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Is the OP even still checking this thread?

Well, after all the insults, I doubt it.

This site's members are supposedly here to (among other things) offer support to other, less knowledgeable members, or those looking to solve a problem, but all too often, some of them come across as complete tools.

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Well, after all the insults, I doubt it.

This site's members are supposedly here to (among other things) offer support to other, less knowledgeable members, or those looking to solve a problem, but all too often, some of them come across as complete tools.

In all fairness, this whole thread was barely more than a troll. He asks no questions, invites no conversation. The whole OP was nothing more than him saying "I'm not stupid, but I can't make Windows work, therefore Windows must suck, so I'm leaving it forever to use Linux instead."

He came here looking to instigate. He instigated. If anyone insulted him, he wanted it.

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Ill listen to this while reading your post!

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