Yeah, Shaun definitely has a formatting obsession. That's his own
personal fix all solution, and it is usually absolutely unnecessary.
No offense to Shaun, but if you have to resort to reformatting your
computer everytime you have a problem then it means you haven't a clue
how to fix and maintain your operating system. Most problems can be
trouble shooted and fixed without a complete reformat. Reformatting
the system should be the alternative of last resort.


On 3/22/10, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
> Good grief sean! what is it with you and reformats? ---- or do you just have
> a liking for death threats against computer ;D.
> Personally, I think I've only ever reformatted a machine once, and that only
> when it was being given to someone else to use. i've occasionally ran into
> user account shinanigans, ---- but at most these just mean deleting one
> account and creating another, not reformatting at all.
> Generally i've found a good antivirus and occasional use of utilities like C
> cleaner have kept my machine running without a hitch, ---- in fact mostly
> I've only ever changed machines when the hardware actually broke down, as
> happened with my old desktop in august of 2008, ---- though it had been used
> pretty extensively every day for was 4 years, so I didn't mind too much (all
> my important stuff is backed up on an external harddrive anyway, --- -sinse
> if I lost my thesis I'd be in pretty serious trouble, ---- not to mention
> having lots of games, books and music I want to keep as well).
> Beware the Grue!
> Dark.

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