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Poll: If my computer started acting funny I'd:
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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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I wish computers... Jul 6, 2007

...did NOT act funny some time, so that they could eventually start acting funny!

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Margreet Logmans  Identity Verified
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Personal note Jul 6, 2007

My husband happens to be a software engineer and an IT specialist, so I just send a note to my very personal helpdesk.... Never lets me down

And I'm learning a lot from him too, so I don't need his help quite as much as I used to.


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Elena Carbonell  Identity Verified
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I start fixing it myself Jul 6, 2007

Most of the times I found the solution on internet. Deleting tmp files and doing a system restore have done wonders to my computer.
Another solution to all the problems I used to had with my computer was ... not sharing it with the rest of the family. When I wasn't working my children would start playing with it and downloading all kind of rubbish from internet. Now I have my own computer and well...not a single problem in months!


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Beatriz Galiano
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I fix it myself, most times. Jul 6, 2007

Most times I fix it myself coz I do lots of things with my pc, besides work and hate to be without it. I'm even thinking of buying another-more modern- just in case. Problem is sometimes they take more than a week to repair it, and I do hundreds of things in a week!

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megane_wang  Identity Verified
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First, a break... Jul 6, 2007

... then:

1. Restart and do NOT cross fingers...
2. Try to fix it myself...
3. Restart again...
4. Grab a snack while it restarts...
5. Repeat 2 to 3 until it IS fixed (at 3rd time, start to CROSS fingers)...
6. These things usually happen at night and Step 5 almost always takes long: Go to sleep!!!

SO: a sort of "All the above"

Ah: I would never.... call a technician (I have spent too much time working in IT to do such an exotic thing to fix a computer)

Ruth @ MW


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Fernando D. Walker  Identity Verified

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I try... Jul 6, 2007

not to get angry, then, I try to fix her myself. If she doesn´t want to start, I begin talking to her very softly. As she surely won´t do what I want, I call my friend, who is an IT engineer, and I say to him: Come home because my machine is against me!!!
Then, I relax and begin the process all over again.
Regards!
Fernando


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Aurora Humarán  Identity Verified
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Call my IT guru Jul 6, 2007

... the largest Post-it close to my monitor.

Au


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Orla Ryan  Identity Verified
Ireland
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I'm the IT gal ;-) Jul 6, 2007

I used to work as a tech support agent for the UK and German markets so I can fix general driver, installation, multimedia and network connection problems.

One thing that bugs the hell out of me is the hung application message in MS Word.

Aside from that, I don't panic too much if I have an IT problem. OK, it is frustrating, but there is always a way out of it.


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Claire Cox
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Shout for my son Jul 6, 2007

Well, teenagers might as well make themselves useful some of the time - usually works too!

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John Cutler  Identity Verified
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Exactly! Jul 7, 2007

Claire Cox wrote:

Well, teenagers might as well make themselves useful some of the time - usually works too!


I just need to substitute the word son for daughter.

I also have a co-worker who's kind of a computer geek. I think everyone should include a computer geek in their list of friends.


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Steven Capsuto  Identity Verified
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Former career Jul 7, 2007

For the first 14 years of my professional life, I was a full-time IT professional and part-time linguist. Usually, if the machine starts acting up, I can talk nice to it and get it to cooperate.

And just in case it won't, I make tons of backups, some of which are stored off site.


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Mieke Tulp  Identity Verified
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All of the above Jul 7, 2007

I'm with Ruth on this one, I need more than one option.

Try to fix it myself
Take a break
Grab a snack
Call a techie
Go to sleep
Restart and cross my fingers

Ah, the joys of modern technology and computers pretending they are having a life of their own (acting funny! you stupid thing, you were not made for that purpose).

Have a great weekend. Mieke


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lingomania
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Fix it myself Jul 7, 2007

I'd try to fix it myself although I've learned some 'tricks of the trade' only last month. In the end, just before starting to go crazy, I'd call my fido technician!

Rob


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Helene Diu  Identity Verified
France
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Other Jul 7, 2007

I'd back up my work REAL QUICK!

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