computer crashed

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  1. rast

    rast New Member

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    I spent the last hour throwing a computer together. I was on here and wife got home, had to get on facebook, computer got honey in it, so to speak, and wouldn't start back up when kicked in the, uh, rebooted. Virus or HD. Well, looks like it works. Gonna have to buy another Windows disc one of these days.
     
  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Glad to hear you got one up and going, my other lap top is sitting in the corner waiting for me to take it back apart for the third time to work on the power adapter jack. I kind of stole the wifes for the time being.

    so how did you get honey in it????

    G3
     

  3. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    Hate it when that happens! What anti-virus do you use? Please don't say norton are mcafee :-(
     
  4. rast

    rast New Member

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    I hate Norton, forced to use that at work, talk about slowing a computer down. I don't have anything at present, probably put AVG on this one.
     
  5. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    AVG is pretty good, take a look at Avast, It's my "Free for home use" anti virus of choice ;)
     
  6. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    I was using nortons but like you said is slowed it down something fierce, dropped that.
    went to the avg and did not care for it either, too many updates that slowed everything down when making them.
    using the avast now, and will do updates on the fly with out slowing things down, I like it. When searching for something it will even look at the website and if it detects a virus or trojen horse it will not open it automatically.

    Can't remember who told me about it ;)

    G3
     
  7. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    Must be a pretty smart guy... and good lookin I bet :lol:
     
  8. G3farms

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    He might be, but don't think he can work on tractor hydraulics worth a darn :twisted:

    Just kidding around, did you ever get that working or not??

    G3
     
  9. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    Got me on that one [​IMG]

    Haven't had time to look at it, too busy with work right now. ;-)
     
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    I use the free Avast home edition. I like it. Download it. You just have to regisiter once a year for the same thing.
     
  11. Iddee

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    I just downloaded it last night. Thanks, all.
     
  12. G3farms

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    Now we need to figure out why you don't have any sound, what's up with that??

    G3
     
  13. Iddee

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    I can't hear, so I don't need sound.
     
  14. G3farms

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    aawww, I talked to you on the phone.

    you just pulling my leg?!?!

    G3
     
  15. Iddee

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    No, I don't watch tv, listen to radio, or have the sound on the computer turned on. My cell phone can be heard by the whole family, it is turned up so loud.
     
  16. rast

    rast New Member

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    Iddee don't thump on hives to hear how strong they are either.
    First time ever, I had 2 computers crash this week. First one the other night was the hard drive, not a virus. Last night was a power supply. Took the two and made one. This one is a real Frankenstein, but works. Didn't want to buy another OS so I had to keep the hard drive, MB, and processor together. I'm running out of parts.
     
  17. Iddee

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    >>>>Iddee don't thump on hives to hear how strong they are either.<<<<

    Only when I'm behind it and have a newbee standing in front. :twisted: :D
     
  18. rast

    rast New Member

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    Can I download Avast to my desktop at work, copy it to a CD, and install it here on my home computer(s)? I have dialup and at 35MB thats an allnight session. I haqve had problems in the past with some programs not letting me do that. I see it has spyware incorporated in it, does it work as well as spybot or adaware?
    Thanks
     
  19. Hobie

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    Personally, I think it works better than Spybot. Everyone raved about it, but when I loaded it here, my computer went haywire and locked itself up. It took me days to restore it. I have had no such issues with Avast. Not sure about copying to CD... have not tried it.
     
  20. Iddee

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    If you download it to drive c and copy to the disc drive, you may not get all components to copy. I would download it directly to the drive your disc is in. That way you not only get it all, but you don't leave it on your work computer.