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so, last night my computer was ok. and I did nothing but watch some vid with Kat and browse a bit and aaaargh. then we had nightmares and wanted to watch sth fluffy, so I tried to switch on my com again and.....



we tried every way to start the com, that was on offer. and nada. so then I tried to repair my win with my old XP CD (which is... erm... not that legal) but it asked me for some password, which I couldn't remember entering... and then we went to bed. and then I dreamed everything would be ok in the morning. but it wasn't... but at least I got the win-install to start. except it always shuts off after 50%. then I checked the CD and... yup.. totally scratched, amazed it did this much.

so now I am as fucked as one can be, without another person at hand. basically I'm hoping someone still has a cracked xp around. *lesigh* i actually checked into linux stuff here (am at uni) but i don't get it and installing something you don't get on a basically fucked pc... not such a good idea. not the worst idea i ever had but... nope. also i'd have to figure out how to get ps and everything working on that stuff and while googling it basically says copy stuff from the windows folder... errr... i doubt it. i am fuuuucked. (yes there is the option of a new pc with a new win and everything... do you want to buy it for me). hm, actually checked ubuntu and that looks nice. and better than the babble on the uni-site, which is clearly aimed at it-students and people too pretentious to have ever used windows. hm obviously i can't burn cds at uni. ugh. (yes, i actually brought one with me, just in case). shall at least try to dl it to my mp3played/usbstick. ttyl.


update: ok, so before I left for uni I had restarted the win-install, but this time not as a repair, but as a normal install (over the old windows, without any formatting). By then it was 2pm, and I knew the uni-it-center was only open until 3ish (turns out 3.30, but same same), so I just left that running, and checked everything I could there. meant to actually burn ubuntu, or at least dl it there, but that wasnt possibly at the terminals i was at (couldn't even put it on my usb, even though there were usb-slots... *sigh*).
but then i got home and tada - it was past those 50% and asking me for my serial. which i didn't have. but then i finally remembered, that there was probably a file with serial on the actual cd. for all the good that did me. anyway, so i then checked every corner for the old xp-home cd of my old computer, cause that serial was actuallly on the casing of said old pc. which i had thankfully not yet thrown away. while uncovering the serial, i also found out that a spider had made the move with me. i hope nobody heard the pathetic sound i made, when i discovered that. ^^

anyways, so i managed to install the old xp home (which doesn't like the new pc, and only allows me to use xp for 30days, which is why i didn't use it in the first place). anyway, that all worked out fine, and i now have the serials for both xp versions in red marker on the cds. while in xp hope i also dled ubuntu and managed to burn it to a cd. well done me, cause with all the servicepacks missing everything only worked in slomo.

then i thought to myself... you could install xp now, or just put ubuntu in. so i did the latter. but, even though during the install i was asked if i wanted to have ubuntu next to win on the drive, that all didn't really work. which isn't ideal. then i was told many many formatting options, that frankly scared me. so i hit stop.

now i'm running ubuntu from the cd, and it's all quite foreign, but shiny, and i'm mostly happy that i get online again.

shall test if sound works. yeah, no plugins. well, to be expected i suppose. oh well. suppose i better try to install normal xp again anyway. but, hey, at least i can get online.

Date: 2010-04-22 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
benutzt du zufällig einen mcafee-virenscanner auf deinem xp-rechner...?,1518,690505,00.html

Date: 2010-04-22 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh dear. nein, habe Sophos, weil AntiVir mich 'ne zeitlang nicht mochte, und man das auf der uniwebsite laden konnte dann.

Date: 2010-04-22 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We never worked out what it was, but a few months ago both my sister and my Dad watched something online that totally fucked their computers. I mean totally. I was employed to "fix them" but after a lot of huffing over the command prompt, I got no where with my sister's and only as far as you have with my Dad's - blue screen, go into the hard-drive to reinstall/error check, and it crashes 50% of the way through. In the end we took them to a computer shop - and my Dad's was miraculously alright when we turned it on to demonstrate. I think it suddenly decided to do what I was telling it to do, and error checked. My sister's had to be taken apart and rebuilt.

So unhelpful, but basically I'd act fast.

Date: 2010-04-22 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
yeahno... I actually kinda got it working. the win-cd anyway... it just didn't want to repair windows, but it's fine reinstalling. so, whatever. as long as I'm not losing too much stuff I'm fine.

Date: 2010-04-22 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh dude that really really sucks. i have no idea how to help. i do hope you are able to get it fixed though. can you dwnld on your computer or is that too much to ask? you could visit a bit torrent and get a copy of windows. if you need the site i know just let me know.

Date: 2010-04-22 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
well, I couldn't get anything to start at all. but apparently now my other windows cd works again. or so i hope. should definitely make a copy onto a less scratched cd... i shall update the post with some news on what i'm doing now. and... yeah... it all scares me very much, as my portable drives aren't big enough to store everything i want saved off of the old windows drive. and i think formatting that whole thing would be the best at this point.

Date: 2010-04-22 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
its good to hear that the cd is working now (knock on wood). I hope everything gets worked out without too much trouble. computer problems are a pain in the ass.

Date: 2010-04-22 06:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
they so are. i think i shall browse a bit to calm me down (what is wrong with me, that 'browsing a bit' will calm me down?) and then attempt another try with windows.

Date: 2010-04-22 04:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

i have no idea what to suggest :(

Date: 2010-04-22 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2010-04-22 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wie scheiße ist das denn?!?!?!?! Boah, tut mir echt Leid, Süße! :(

*drück* :/

Date: 2010-04-22 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

ich hoffe ich bekomm's wieder irgendwie hin. momentan läuft der pc zumindest, wenn auch nicht unter windows. ^^

Date: 2010-04-22 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ich auch, ich auch! O_O
Ja, aber hach, wie doof auch! :(
Und ich habs eben schon in den Comments über mir gelesen, also McAfee war nicht Schuld? Weil das find ich ja auch heavy. Das da soviele PCs gecrasht sind! o_O

Date: 2010-04-22 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ja, auch mal sehr krass. o.O

Date: 2010-04-22 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wobei, hattest mal in den Bericht oben da reingeguckt?
LOL den fand ich schon wieder amüsant. Total ätzend natürlich für alle die betroffen sind!
Aber dann die kleine Bemerkung wegen der Apple-User*lol*.
*will auch nen apple pc* ;p

Date: 2010-04-22 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*will keinen apple*

aber jo, hatte ich gesehen. ^^

Date: 2010-04-22 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2010-04-22 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
for now i have working xp again so... yeah... let's hope it sticks ^^

Date: 2010-04-22 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Graaaah. Fucking Alien Overlords. was ist denn jetzt mit dem alten XP vom alten rechner, zumindest bis du ne alternative hast?

Date: 2010-04-22 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ach so das war schon die alte? okay, falsch verstanden. Aber jetzt gings doch? Oder biste jetzt mit Ubuntu?

Date: 2010-04-22 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
anyway, so i then checked every corner for the old xp-home cd of my old computer, cause that serial was actuallly on the casing of said old pc. which i had thankfully not yet thrown away.......anyways, so i managed to install the old xp home

mitlerweile hab ich auch das andere xp wieder, aber ja... das mit dem home stand halt schon in diesem entry.

Date: 2010-04-22 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
aaaah nvm, hatte das update grad nich gesehen.

Date: 2010-04-22 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mein firefox war grad ganz komisch und hat alle tabs nur so halb geladen? idk. jedenfalls hatte ich das update zuerst nich gesehen ^^ yaaaaaaaay @ product keys. Und, wie is Ubuntu? ^^

Date: 2010-04-22 10:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

es war sehr shiny, wenn auch verwirrend.

alle meine chrome-bookmarks sind weg ;_;

Date: 2010-04-22 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
hah! got them back. this is why not formatting helps. ^^

Date: 2010-04-22 10:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
time to count more votes. ah... normality. ^^

Date: 2010-04-22 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Funtimes ^^ but yaaay *pets your computer* In Squid We Trust.

Date: 2010-04-22 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
dude, I just *remembered* my ICQnumber. I win. this round anyway.

yes, we do.

I still think we should share our experience. *ponders* *she said while the lights were all on*

Date: 2010-04-22 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ooooh, I'm impressed :D

lol I asked Katharina and her bf about it today (not about Aliens, just if they skipped Tuesday), and they ... looked at me funny. They're under much better mind control than we are.

Date: 2010-04-22 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
clearly. but then... do they trust in Squid?

Date: 2010-04-22 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I do not know. Crap, you think I just gave us away to the enemy?

Date: 2010-04-22 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
not the enemy. just the nonbelievers.

speaking of.

5min after you left some nice mormon gentleman rang my bell. sadly i didn't chat. i cold've told them about the big squid. *sigh* missed chance.

Date: 2010-04-22 10:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh DUDE. That's the biggest missed opportunity EVER!!!!!
Yes, please come in. You know, I trust my squid god to protect me from the evil duck overlord, but maybe your religion could offer additional protection? Please sit down opposite my bed, we had to move the couch yesterday because the Aliens might come get us through the window.

Date: 2010-04-22 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I knoooow. but when I saw them I was mostly like: mormons, go back inside! hide! it's just my normal reaction ot these things. *sigh*

Date: 2010-04-22 10:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*shakes head* fail, plums.

Date: 2010-04-22 10:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I hope everything is ok now.


This is my biggest fear, ngl.

Date: 2010-04-22 10:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
and rightly so.

but, yes, for now everything is working ok. i even got my bookmarks back. shall attempt to reinstall photoshop over the weekend.
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