Hi Dark, Agreed. Shaun's comment to reformat is way out of line. It appears to me Shirley's problems are just that she isn't familiar with the ins and outs of her computer system and there probably isn't anything seriously wrong with her computer. Instead of assuming there is something technical wrong we should be determining what Shirley's actual problem is and help her to resolve it constructively and not tell her to whipe out her system and begin with a fresh install of Windows unnecessarily. As you said there are times when a refomat is absolutely necessary, but this doesn't look like one of them. A case in point. I recently had to reformat one of my computers because a worm had infected the system and mangled the operating system. Nothing was lost, but I had no choice but to blow Windows away and install the operating system from scratch. In fact, I was so sick and tired of viruses and worms that system no longer is running Windows and is now running Linux instead. I sort of fixed the virus/worm problem perminately for that computer. <Grin>
On Thu, 2010-01-07 at 08:31 +0000, dark wrote: > Sean, out of interest why do you suggest reformatting as the answer to any > computer related tech support question? > > Appologies for seeming abrupt, but it just seems someone mentions some > slight problem, ---- which might be as much a case of a user not yet knowing > the ins and outs of how to work things, and you instantly suggest > reformatting, ---- even before we know what the problem is. > > This seems a little to me like suggesting someone bulldose their house down > when they say their front door is stuck. > > Of course, there are circumstances were reformmatting is necessary, --- but > as a last response, not a first. > > appologies for the comment, it just seems that whenever someone brings up a > technical question of any type your answer is "reformat" and we always have > this discussion. > > Beware the grue! > > Dark. --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.