I feel like total crap (Computer-related, RATED R for language)

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  1. Eric

    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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    Well, today is Valentine's Day, a day of love and happiness. But today is not a lovey dovey day in my book. No, instead of having a loved one, I lost something I did love.

    My gaming computer.

    How did this happen? Well, let's go back 30 days, so one month ago. I just got my gaming computer, which used to belong to my dear brother Nick, who will enter college in August. I was as giddy as a schoolgirl (thank God I'm not, because otherwise...eww, bad images), but anywho, I had just gotten my new gaming computer, which was vastly superior to my laptop (which is the one I'm using right now). Upon activating it with the help of my bro and my dad, we stumbled upon the activation code to activate Windows within 30 days, which can be found on any computer. Well, the computer Nick gave me was a custom, and since the code for it was already used, we decided to try my laptop's code. Didn't work.

    Mom's laptop? Try again.

    Dad's computer? Yeah right.

    Nick's newly acquired gaming laptop? No worky.

    Nick's old laptop? FUCK NO.

    Well, me and the guys thought about it, and since we had 30 days to get a code that WASN'T used, we decided to let Nick get a patch for it. After 30-45 minutes through websites with pornography pop-ups, Nick managed to get the patch for Windows XP service pack 2, which had a flaw in it, "allowing" us to "activate" Windows XP. Patch seemed to work, everyone (including me) was happy. Well, the happiness wouldn't last long. 30 days can mean a lot more than the shit you take.

    30 days later, or today, when I got on today after school, it said "Activate Windows now." I said, sure, why not? Since I got a newly generated code, it shouldn't fail. Well, I clicked yes, and it popped up a screen saying "Windows is already activated. Click OK to exit." I click OK...

    POOF!

    I'm returned to the welcome screen, not getting me to log on. I figured it's just nothing. So I restarted. Same fucking message. Well, I'm kinda pissed, so I turn it off and restarted. SAME FUCKING MESSAGE.

    I had swore every bad word from ass to whore. And trust me, these words aren't for the little ones to hear. It's 3 times worse than stubbing your toe on the door.

    I told my bro about this, he said that yeah, the patch fucked me over. He tried everything, NOTHING WORKED. So now, we have to get dad to call Microsoft Tech Support to fix the fucking thing or else all those files will be stuck there. They can be retrieved, but it'll be fucking difficult.

    Fucking shit. And that's the sad story of how I am about to lose the only thing that's keeping me alive. Now some of my files are stuck in the hard drive of the gaming computer, it's like a prison there. I had pics of FUNNY TRANSFORMERS ADVENTURES ON THERE! GAHH!!! Now what the fucking hell am I gonna do? I feel so awful. Help me guys...:( 
     
  2. FortMax

    FortMax Not Metroplex or Mudflap

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    Call Microsoft, and tell them you reformated the hard drive, and need to reactivate Windows.

    I think you call the number your'e told to call if you don't have an internet connection.
     
  3. Elvin Pena

    Elvin Pena <b><font color=red>CyberCon is #1!</font></b> Veteran

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    Remove the hard drive and attach it to a PC that's already working. It can either be done by installing it internally on another PC by slaving it to a hard disk or optical drive OR by purchasing this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812156101.

    The latter will allow you to connect your hard drive to the laptop you're using now via USB port.

    EDIT: If you have a SATA drive, you can use this, which does the same thing: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812156014.
     
  4. Frognal

    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    Yeah try this, the only hard part is trying to decipher what the fuck the Indian on the other end of the line is saying (thank you outsourcing).
     
  5. FreshDebesh

    FreshDebesh <b><font color=brickred>oye chak de phatte!</font> Veteran

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    Good luck buddy. For some reason, I can see Streck smirking.
     

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