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it's a computer EXPLOOOOOOOSION!

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Comp, Apr 19, 2002.

  1. Comp

    Comp Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 22, 2001 Messages: 2,134 Likes Received: 0
    well a little over a week ago my computer went absolutely broken. the mother board crashed and i had to replace that. since i am really busy and since this shouldn't happen ever i took it to CompUSA and they said they'd replace it for free.

    a week later and they say my main hard drive doesn't work and needs to be replaced. i won't get my computer back for another week and a half because they need to order the part from sony, or i could pay a hundred bucks and they'll get it to me right away. so i do that because i really need this computer, my senior project, over 40 hours of work is on the D: drive, luckily they said that the D: drive is fine. relief washes over me in an awesome wave.

    i go to CompUSA this morning to get my computer. well as it turns out the D: drive doesn't work they say. whenever it's plugged in the computer ceases to function. this is the worst thing ever, seeing as i need to redo my entire senior project within 2 weeks. awesome. someone shoot my face.

    p.s. i also lost 12 gigs of music.
  2. fire crotch

    fire crotch Member

    Joined: Sep 8, 2001 Messages: 308 Likes Received: 0
    shit man, id go back and raise hell and make them give it to you for free and throw in a hand job or something. My computer crashed this summer and lost like a million mp3's and all my flicks...and i thought i had it bad, good luck on your project man.
  3. ctrl+alt+del

    ctrl+alt+del Guest

    my comp crashed in january. i lost 10+ gigs of music. all my documents i had for some reason backed up, thank god i did. wht kind of computer was it? i had a gateway for 4 years, never had a problem. this dell ive had for 2 years and its nothing but problems.
  4. me IS cool

    me IS cool Guest

    two words. zip drive. Nuff said yo!

    -MOE LESTER- Guest

    dude...you guys gotta back up your files onto something...my compuiter could crash right now but i have all my music stored onto cd-rs, so i can just reload them back onto the comp
  6. sectorTVA

    sectorTVA Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 8, 2000 Messages: 1,272 Likes Received: 1
    i wouldnt trust those bastards...theyll throw a shit load of technical jargon at people to rip them off....luckly ive only taken it in one time, and since then ive learned to fix it myself....troubleshooting really isnt that hard at all....
  7. Mr. Mang

    Mr. Mang Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 27, 2002 Messages: 2,901 Likes Received: 1
    never trust big computer chain people like Gateway and CompUSA. they are oftentimes no better than used car salesmen. they'll try to sell you any and everything you do not need or will not use.

    "here you go sir - your macintosh pimped out keyboard. it's only 200 bucks.

    "uh i have a PC. won't there be a prob-"

    "shhhhhhh.. shhhh just buy shhhhhhh"

    raise as much hell as possible with the guys who fucked up your computer and get it all replaced FREE if you know they fucked up. and a 40 hour project lost? you better be gettin' some BJs on their lunchbreak fo real yo.
  8. suburbian bum

    suburbian bum 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 14,673 Likes Received: 3
    Agreed, compusa will fucking lie and rip you off. They take advantage of weak people who dont know anything about their computers. They really suck, they wont follow up on warantees and they lie. My friend took his comp in to be fixed, and they copied all his porn files cause the date modified date was changed on them all. They have ripped me and my friends off lots of times.
  9. Comp

    Comp Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 22, 2001 Messages: 2,134 Likes Received: 0
    i noticed that the people working there know less than i do. i'm very dissapointed in this. i'm going to take it to the nerd who lives next door, someone i should have taken it to in the first place. i lost sooo many important documents. blaaaaaaaaah. the funniest part of this whole ordeal is that 2 days before i got a portable hard drive and a USB2 card so i could back up all my stuff. and i was too tired to install it. hilarious.
  10. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 178
    I don't think either of your hard drives is messed up, it sounds like bad jumper connections or a mis-configured BIOS... I've dealt with this issue many times before and it can almost always be traced to jumpers or the BIOS, but I have noticed that sometimes it matters where the drives are physically connected to the ribbon strip inside... mainly, I'm trying to say that these guys are idiots and your project isn't lost...
  11. deznatori

    deznatori Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 5,441 Likes Received: 0
    Damn sorry to hear. I just had to put in a new cd drive and have some shit done to mine. Fuckin virus ate my shit up. Got that new ish from norton now so I should be alright.
  12. Comp

    Comp Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 22, 2001 Messages: 2,134 Likes Received: 0
    i checked all the jumpers and got it to recognize the drive, and it says that the drive hasn't been formatted. this is troubling because it had 60 gigs of data on it before it went buggy, so it has obviously been formatted. i'm going to take it to my neighbor who's way better at this, who can hopefully get the information off that hard drive and onto another one.
  13. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 178
    yeah, definately ignore thaat 'non-formatted' message and DON'T REFORMAT!!!

    yeah, it's tedious and tricky but, you need to make it both the master and slave, and change the physical on the ribbon cable AND consider the 'doubble-jump' option that some manufacturers use...

    I could maybe offer more help if I knew the brand of the drive... actually both drives, but still... it's mainly perserverance...
  14. Comp

    Comp Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 22, 2001 Messages: 2,134 Likes Received: 0
    they're both western digital. one's a 40 gig, and the one that they want me to format is an 80 gig.
  15. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 178
    fuck that, don't reformat, the fact that they're both WD is good too... try looking for a 'double jumper' config (on the drives, or online somewhere) and also try switching the drive order inside (switch the ribbon cable so that the one that came second in line comes first and vice versa). When you change drive order it can also sometimes affect the jumper config, so keep that in mind...