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[Rant] Tech Whine Like a baby thread

Dave

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He might be having the same issues as me. This last Windows update fucked my system something good. I'm reading that several people are having boot issues since the update.
 

Gasbandit

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I decided a few weeks ago to save even more electricity that we usually do at night, and actually turn my PC off at night, since I have an SSD and startup takes less than a minute. The first morning I had to boot twice to get to Windows. The second morning took three boots. The third took four. I no longer turn the computer off at night.
Never shut down.
Never reboot.
NEVER.
 
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I hear about all this stuff, but have yet to experience it.
...though, like I said, I still haven't updated to 1903 yet (still on 1809) since I haven't offloaded all of my stuff onto the NAS, since the three drive trays I need to finish the NAS project apparently have to be mined directly from the perilous and nigh-abandoned 5-1/4in valley region of China and won't be arriving until the middle of next month.
...at which point I'll be rolling back to Win7 anyway for this machine, sooo...

--Patrick
 

Gasbandit

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I still run windows 7 mostly at home, but my work laptop has experienced driver issues once over these last 4 months to merit 4+ hours of teeth grinding and reinstallation.

I try to combat most of this by putting the laptop to sleep instead of shutting down, and putting it to sleep every time I leave it. And having it automatically go to sleep after 10 minutes of inactivity.

A sleeping laptop doesn't update/apply updates/reboot after updating.
 
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Welp. Cox took a dump about an hour or so ago. All three services are down and I have no ‘net other than going on Verizon.
 
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Welp. Cox took a dump about an hour or so ago. All three services are down and I have no ‘net other than going on Verizon.
Huh.
Never realized that Cox Communications was a sister company of Auto Trader, Kelly Blue Book, etc.

--Patrick
 
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I'm the complete opposite...I shut my PC off every day, more than once if I go down to eat something or whatever. Sleep/hibernate/powersave/whatever modes have crashed my PC far too often for me to rely on them. And, you know, I'm European so I actually think power consumption matters :p
But anyway, my PC automatically boots up and installs updates somewhere in the middle of the night. I usually don't notice, sometimes I may need to wait at start-up. The only issue I have every time is that for some reason Windows thinks I need to log on using my Microsoft account...While I very deliberately have my PC set to only allow local users to log on. And now it insisted on creating a local PIN to log on, "so much easier"...Yeah, and it's also a 4-digit code to replace my 16-letter-and-symbol password, you dipshits.
 
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I have a Microsoft account.
I have a computer running WinX.
Neither one knows about the other, and never will.
Shhhh...

--Patrick
 

Gasbandit

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One of my hard drives just crapped out.

It's the one that has all my MMD stuff on it >_<
 
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Cool. My pc crashed. Reboots fine or so I thought but now it grinds to halt on signing into Windows. Can't do anything once I'm in. Can't even reboot it. I have literally no idea what's wrong.

Good timing too. Couldn't afford to replace anything if I needed to anyway.
 
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Well, that was a miserable 2 hours. Couldn't even fucking start it into safe mode or repair or roll anything back because....reasons? Windows 10 decided my Microsoft account password wasn't correct, despite the fact that I could sign in from my phone just fine with it. Refused to let me do fucking anything. EXTREMELY frustrating. I had to drive to a friend's house to use their laptop to make a USB installation key.

Get to stare at this now until I manage to get shit back to how I had it.

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All I have left is Steam because it was installed on my game drive.

Congrats on being my first bookmark HF.
 
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Well, that was a miserable 2 hours. Couldn't even fucking start it into safe mode or repair or roll anything back because....reasons? Windows 10 decided my Microsoft account password wasn't correct, despite the fact that I could sign in from my phone just fine with it. Refused to let me do fucking anything. EXTREMELY frustrating. I had to drive to a friend's house to use their laptop to make a USB installation key.

Get to stare at this now until I manage to get shit back to how I had it.

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All I have left is Steam because it was installed on my game drive.

Congrats on being my first bookmark HF.
If you can avoid it, never sign in with a microsoft account again.

Ain't no one putting that bad mojo on my machine.
 
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Win10 no longer allows anything else. It's completely ridiculous from a security standpoint.
I don't have a Microsoft account on my machine, just a user account. I'm on the latest version as well. It's really stupid that once you sign in with a Microsoft account you are forced to use it, and during installation it makes it appear like you need one, but you can choose not to create one and just use a local account instead.
 
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I don't have a Microsoft account on my machine, just a user account. I'm on the latest version as well. It's really stupid that once you sign in with a Microsoft account you are forced to use it, and during installation it makes it appear like you need one, but you can choose not to create one and just use a local account instead.
One of the last updates forced me. And I do mean - forced. Local account was connected to MS account and he then refused to log me on with my local PW.
 
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Windows 10 decided my Microsoft account password wasn't correct, despite the fact that I could sign in from my phone just fine with it.
Just want to remind everyone that this is a possible symptom of date/time being wrong, so before hulking out, duck into the BIOS real quick and make sure the date/time are correct (and that your LAN is enabled!), then try again.
Win10 no longer allows anything else. It's completely ridiculous from a security standpoint.
I probably haven't done a clean install of WinX since 1803 or so, but I remember the option to create a local account was still there, you just had to click your way through a bunch of scary-looking security warnings to get there. And then during the setup you had to confirm you really didn't want to sign in about a frillion more times.
Apple, as tied-together as they want you to be, also used to allow you to link your user and iCloud accounts/passwords, but since Spring of 2016 they walked it back and won't even let you try any more, ostensibly because allowing you to have the same password everywhere is a big fat security hole.

--Patrick
 
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Now I feel bad about being mad at whoever set up my Mom's Win10 install. She forgot her PIN (I've never seen a PIN on a PC before.) and she forgot her google password. I was just planning on hitting her pc with a password crack I have. Then realized that since it is tied to MS and google, there was nothing I could do.
 
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Just want to remind everyone that this is a possible symptom of date/time being wrong, so before hulking out, duck into the BIOS real quick and make sure the date/time are correct (and that your LAN is enabled!), then try again.

I probably haven't done a clean install of WinX since 1803 or so, but I remember the option to create a local account was still there, you just had to click your way through a bunch of scary-looking security warnings to get there. And then during the setup you had to confirm you really didn't want to sign in about a frillion more times.
Apple, as tied-together as they want you to be, also used to allow you to link your user and iCloud accounts/passwords, but since Spring of 2016 they walked it back and won't even let you try any more, ostensibly because allowing you to have the same password everywhere is a big fat security hole.

--Patrick
The bios time was fine. I was in there quite a bit trying to figure out a way to boot into safe mode.
 
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Jesus Christ. I was beginning to lose my mind. My PC since the reinstall had become a barely stable mess with everything crashing constantly. I was worried that something had been damaged in that ultra-crash.

So I finally pop into my bios aaaaaand apparently at some point without realizing I had turned on "SUPER GAME MODE TURBO BOOST ULTRA DELUXE CHAMPION EDITION" mode on my mobo, overclocking the fucking shit out of my processor. Woops.
 
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I need 5 drives for my NAS project.
I bought 6 (a baker's half-dozen?).
One was OOB failure, so I sent it back to be replaced.
NAS project underway.
One of my 5 drives started failing about 23hours in (8 bad sectors, 1500 pending/weak).
Replacement is still not back yet.
NAS project back on hold. Again.

--Patrick
 
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I need 5 drives for my NAS project.
I bought 6 (a baker's half-dozen?).
One was OOB failure, so I sent it back to be replaced.
NAS project underway.
One of my 5 drives started failing about 23hours in (8 bad sectors, 1500 pending/weak).
Replacement is still not back yet.
NAS project back on hold. Again.

--Patrick
...I'm pretty sure 6 is just a regular old half dozen. A baker's half dozen would be 6.5 ;)
 
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...I'm pretty sure 6 is just a regular old half dozen. A baker's half dozen would be 6.5 ;)
Half a hard drive is of no use to me, so INT(bakerdozen/2)=6.
I bought a 7th from Amazon. It should be here Tue, which is sooner than #6's replacement is supposed to arrive, so I guess I'll just have a spare.

--Patrick
 

Gasbandit

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A baker's X just means one more than customary, the extra being "to eat on the way home."

So a baker's half-dozen would be 7.

A baker's gross would be 145.
 
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A baker's X just means one more than customary, the extra being "to eat on the way home."
I'm not going to eat an extra drive. The magnets are bad for your intestines.

Also how's this for today's news?
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Eh, it's not like anyone uses those, right?

The way things are going, @Garedicus might want to look into Debian 10 "Buster" as an alternative, assuming you consider finding working wifi drivers less of a hassle than Windows.

--Patrick
 

Gasbandit

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"Not having a microphone hooked up to your computer" does wonders in shutting Cortana up.
Not an option with most laptops these days, and if you're gaming online with people, they will expect you to have a mic, if not a full blown gaming headset (to avoid far end echo).
 
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Not an option with most laptops these days, and if you're gaming online with people, they will expect you to have a mic, if not a full blown gaming headset (to avoid far end echo).
Is this a multiplayer issue I'm too antisocial to understand?
*insert meme picture here*
 
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Ha! Last time I installed Windows, it asked me to rotate my device 90 degrees to test the screen resolution in portrait mode... y'know, because I routinely rotate my computer monitor 90 degrees. Once upon a time their download service was supposed to check what type of device you had and serve you only the appropriate download for that device type - looks like they've gone one-size-fits-all instead.
Wasn't that Win 8.0? Never had that sort of issue with 10. 8.0 wit hthe big bold buttons for ease of use on tablets and smartphones, same look for desktops 'cause FU....Ah yes.
 
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