Out of the Blue

I got that balky Win2K machine to boot up eventually yesterday. It turns out the hard drive was willing to boot if I didn't let it try and run CHKDSK, but letting it execute CHKDSK not only lead to a blue screen of death, but was inevitably followed by a disk boot failure (weee!). There's nothing to explain exactly what caused the hard drive to decide to eventually boot again, but I skipped the CHKDSK and it booted okay (go fig). It's all working for the moment, but none of this makes me feel that this wasn't a brush with danger (cue Bond theme, and exit our hero into the sunset on a life raft with MrsBlue).

Stories of the Day: Truth about high school.
Brand babies.
Thanks Mike Martinez.
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Re: Brand babies
Dec 29, 2003, 12:21
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Re: Brand babies Dec 29, 2003, 12:21
Dec 29, 2003, 12:21
 
It was on an old album:

Bill and his brother Russel were playing "Submarine" pretending to FIRE TORPEDOES when they flushed it. Somehow they flushed their mothers coat and caught hell for it. He is one of the few people that can make me hurt myself laughing.

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Re: Brand babies
Dec 29, 2003, 09:48
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Re: Brand babies Dec 29, 2003, 09:48
Dec 29, 2003, 09:48
 
Naming kid after work, eh? That's it! My first born will be "Escrow"

So el-three-seven-seven
-Sphinx
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Re: Brand babies
Dec 29, 2003, 08:40
nin
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Re: Brand babies Dec 29, 2003, 08:40
Dec 29, 2003, 08:40
nin
 
Remember the Toilet Submarine incident???

Think I missed that one...he did a show here in Tulsa about a month ago, and was quite funny.

http://www.tenaciousd.com/
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Re: Brand babies
Dec 29, 2003, 03:18
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Re: Brand babies Dec 29, 2003, 03:18
Dec 29, 2003, 03:18
 
Well, maybe if "Hell on Earth" was an acceptable name...

ROFL! That's the post of the day, nin. Pure gold! LOL!


"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit."
- W. Somerset Maugham
"And then, suddenly and without warning, it turned into a real-life case of hungry, hungry hippos."
- Stephen Colbert
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Eagles
Dec 28, 2003, 23:57
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Eagles Dec 28, 2003, 23:57
Dec 28, 2003, 23:57
 
Damn right Bronco....with the Rams loss, Eagles clinch home field....

I would like to thank goof-ass Joey Harrington for his awesome game today.....
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Re: Brand babies
Dec 28, 2003, 23:43
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Re: Brand babies Dec 28, 2003, 23:43
Dec 28, 2003, 23:43
 
Re: Bill Cosby - way too funny

hahahahahahhahhhha haahhahaa aha ahahahahahaahha haahaha haahahahha ha hahhahahahahahhha hahahahha

Remember the Toilet Submarine incident???

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Stupid Computer Tricks...
Dec 28, 2003, 23:36
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Stupid Computer Tricks... Dec 28, 2003, 23:36
Dec 28, 2003, 23:36
 
I agree with the other post that suggests getting some diagnostic software. The one and only Norton Disk Doctor (NDD) will probably fix this. I would not be surprised to find your FAT table corrupted in a way that drives CHKDSK crazy. It is a truely under powered utility hanging on from the "not so good ole DOS days" - in other words, a POS. The built in error checking util (Right Click C: -> Properties -> Tools) has always been the preferred tool - assuming you can get that far.

If this is FAT or FAT32 and you suspect that the primary boot sector is screwed, you can boot from a system floppy and run "FDISK /MBR" and it will copy the secondary boot sector on to the primary. This has saved many systems from a complete software rebuild.

NDD (trumpet fanfare and angelic praise - please) has always given the best bang-for-the-buck.

If it is a Western Digital drive, boot their floppy and run the read diagnostic. (Maxtor has the same stuff.) If it finds a damaged sector/track/cylinder, it will correct-or-move (patch) your data. I pull WD drives out of the trash at work and run their DIAG utility on it and get working drives. I usually don't use them myself, but 8 out of the last 10 drives were keepers. Some were intermittent boot failures.

When all is said and done: Check the serial number of the drive with the manufacturer - it might be under warranty. You pay shipping for a replacement drive of the same or larger size!!!

OMG I'm still typing (sorry).

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Jennifer Government
Dec 28, 2003, 23:19
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Jennifer Government Dec 28, 2003, 23:19
Dec 28, 2003, 23:19
 
In case anybody hasn't read it, Jennifer Government is a good quick read that I highly recommend. It's an absolutely hilarious book, and (among the other fun ideas the book has) one of the key things in the book is that when you work for a corporation your last name is that of the company (e.g. Hack Nike, Jennifer Government, Buy Mitsui).

Definitely worth a look the next time you're looking for a book to read.

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Brand babies
Dec 28, 2003, 22:31
nin
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Brand babies Dec 28, 2003, 22:31
Dec 28, 2003, 22:31
nin
 
Meridian McDaniel, 5, is named after a brand of office phone products put out by Nortel Networks, where dad Clinton is a salesman.

Man, is that the ultimate suck-up to your company, or what? I can't think of any place I've worked that I'd want to name a child after. Well, maybe if "Hell on Earth" was an acceptable name...

edit:
There are kids named after cars: Corvette, Acura, Camry, Celica, Infiniti. L

(Apologies to Bill Cosby)
"Celica! Acura! Get your asses in the house!"
"No dad, I'm Jesus Christ!"


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Re: B5:IFH
Dec 28, 2003, 22:26
nin
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Re: B5:IFH Dec 28, 2003, 22:26
Dec 28, 2003, 22:26
nin
 

Hey nin (and anyone else, ohh and maybe specifically Blue, so he can post to it as screen shots!), you where asking about screenshots and such of the new fan created B5 games

Thank you!

http://www.tenaciousd.com/
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Re: Brand Babies
Dec 28, 2003, 22:25
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Re: Brand Babies Dec 28, 2003, 22:25
Dec 28, 2003, 22:25
 
I'd also like to thank the Cards for downing the Viks.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/standings


"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit."
- W. Somerset Maugham
"And then, suddenly and without warning, it turned into a real-life case of hungry, hungry hippos."
- Stephen Colbert
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Re: Brand Babies
Dec 28, 2003, 21:47
Bronco
 
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Re: Brand Babies Dec 28, 2003, 21:47
Dec 28, 2003, 21:47
 Bronco
 
PS: GO PACKERS!

I would like to thank the Detroit Lions for making my weekend.

That is all.

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-TPFKAS2S
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Re: B5:IFH
Dec 28, 2003, 20:07
Enahs
 
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Re: B5:IFH Dec 28, 2003, 20:07
Dec 28, 2003, 20:07
 Enahs
 
I'd love to see a Babylon 5 total conversion for Homeworld 2

It uses a modified version of the HomeWorld engine. A lot of the same developers involved in HW/2 helped in this.

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Re: B5:IFH
Dec 28, 2003, 20:04
Enahs
 
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Re: B5:IFH Dec 28, 2003, 20:04
Dec 28, 2003, 20:04
 Enahs
 
hey grammar police, it's "were" not "where"

You are right...
SIGH..
I am never going to live this down am I?
*cough* different in message board and signing a petition, the quality required and attention to detail is very different *cough*


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Re: B5:IFH
Dec 28, 2003, 19:59
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Re: B5:IFH Dec 28, 2003, 19:59
Dec 28, 2003, 19:59
 
I'd love to see a Babylon 5 total conversion for Homeworld 2... or better yet, another Macross total conversion!

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Re: B5:IFH
Dec 28, 2003, 19:57
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Re: B5:IFH Dec 28, 2003, 19:57
Dec 28, 2003, 19:57
 
hey grammar police, it's "were" not "where"

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Brand Babies
Dec 28, 2003, 19:53
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Brand Babies Dec 28, 2003, 19:53
Dec 28, 2003, 19:53
 
This is a solid arguement for licensing people to have children. Anyone who would name their child after a brand name should not be permitted to be a parent.

PS: GO PACKERS!

"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit."
- W. Somerset Maugham

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"And then, suddenly and without warning, it turned into a real-life case of hungry, hungry hippos."
- Stephen Colbert
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B5:IFH
Dec 28, 2003, 18:56
Enahs
 
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B5:IFH Dec 28, 2003, 18:56
Dec 28, 2003, 18:56
 Enahs
 
Hey nin (and anyone else, ohh and maybe specifically Blue, so he can post to it as screen shots!), you where asking about screenshots and such of the new fan created B5 games
http://www.gamershell.com/news_FreeGameBBabylon5IHaveFo.shtml
Got more info and screen shots, now your little modem has no excuse to download it! (Well, assuming you and your modem like space Sims)

http://ifh.firstones.com/
For more info and official forums, etc.



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Use diagnostic tools
Dec 28, 2003, 16:28
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Use diagnostic tools Dec 28, 2003, 16:28
Dec 28, 2003, 16:28
 
I would suggest downloading the diagnostic utility from the disk vendor site to check if there is something from with the hardware.
Also, I had have problems with my SATA drive because my power supply was too weak. I have to install a secondary power supply to solve the problem.

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Re: Tastes like chicken.
Dec 28, 2003, 15:40
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Re: Tastes like chicken. Dec 28, 2003, 15:40
Dec 28, 2003, 15:40
 
grade school is the best

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