The Mad Poller What Polls at Midnight (maeincarnate) wrote,
The Mad Poller What Polls at Midnight

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This is getting to be ri-god damn-diculous.

Just a mere 45 minutes ago, my hard drive at work crashed for the 4th or 5th time since I have started working here. The first time, it was giving me trouble when I started up, asking me to run Scandisk and then saying that it couldn’t do it. Then it crashed for some other reason. About two weeks later, it crashed again. That “fix” lasted about three weeks. During this repair, I asked the “Help Desk” (they call our engineers/IT people the Help Desk. I don’t know about you, but if I went to college for however many years studying Computer Science and Information Technology, I would be a little insulted to be given the same name as someone who answers questions at the mall) guy if he ever considered that this computer could just be a lemon and that we should scrap it and get a new one. He looked at me funny and gave me an awkward laugh. I wasn’t sure if it was because he thought the idea of a computer being a lemon was preposterous or if he didn’t know what the figure of speech meant.

Anyway, they put a bullet in it about a month ago: gutted it and gave it a new hard drive. Things have been working swimmingly since then. I had to restart for some reason right before I went to lunch. It shut down fine, but on the restart I got an error message that said something like “MM32.vxd is missing. Windows has stopped. Press CTL+ALT+DEL to restart”.

It doesn’t fill me with much confidence that these guys can’t keep a computer running for more than a month. Do I just ride my computer hard? What does this mean for the future of this internet company?
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