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#106 Shane Nokes

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:14

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. :)


#107 BlueScreenOfDeath

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:18

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.

#108 Slammers

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:21

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

#109 Ice_Blue

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:22

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?

#110 articuno1au

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:23

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

#111 Pam14160

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:24

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

#112 Ice_Blue

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:31

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.

#113 Michael Churma III

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:32

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

#114 Slammers

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:53

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.

#115 Xilo

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:54

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.

#116 redvamp128

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:59

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)

#117 blade1269

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:09

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..

#118 rippleman

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:11

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.

#119 Neowon

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:14

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

#120 +Audien

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:17

Is the OP even still checking this thread?



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