Monday, May 12, 2008

Microsoft Woes

Well the work laptop wouldn't boot this morning. This, after loading Service Pack 3 (windows XP Pro) less than a week ago. Coincidence? I think not.

So now begins the process of trying to recover everything once again... Hooray for wasting part of my work day!

Thanks Microsoft!


Anonymous said...

Microsoft: A major brand name synonymous with failure.

quilteddogs said...

I took my computer in last week because it was messed up and they told me they already had 5 computers in and they were thinking it might have to do with a windows update. I also had a friend whose laptop died the same time mine did.

Conspiracy theory??

Kitty said...

I got a new laptop at Christmas - complete with Vista Home Premium. So many people told me not to touch it, but you know what? I haven't had a problem. So far. x

TomboCheck said...

Dagnygromer - Indeed. Theoritcally we are switching the IT laptops to Ubuntu in the near future.

Quilteddogs - Last week is when Microsoft started rolling out SP3 via automatic updates, so it is very possible that is the cause. I installed it intentionally to make sure that it was stable enough to put on our work computers. So far, I'm thinking not. :)

Kitty - I have a friend with the same vista experience. I think a lot of the vista problems stem from upgrading old machines that weren't really built around the hardware needs of the new OS. :)

Mike said...

Uggghhh. Starting to have more and more problems with my laptop (a little over 2 years old now) and I am dreading the inevitable. Good luck Tombo.

TomboCheck said...

Mike - I feel for ya. On my home computer I copied the hard drive right after setup, after installing all my programs, and put the copy on a spare 30GB hard drive. That way whenever it needs to be reformated I just back up my data, and pull in from the copy. Saves TONS of time!

The work computer is constantly getting different programs installed though, so it doesn't get the same treatment.

Thankfully I'm all done (I think) getting it up and running. :)