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 No.37

What is the worst thing ever happened on your PC?

 No.38

Kernel panics, sudden errors that make the PC turn off (which I hate), out of nowhere not being able to boot up, and of course the classic Blue Screen. Those are the worst for me.

 No.39

I had recently a problem that the system was working properly for a few minutes and then everything freeze. It was because of my hard drive which is almost dead. And I never had a successful dual boot system with that HDD.

 No.40

Taking my laptop on a plane and my harddrive getting absolutely destroyed thanks to the vibrations.

 No.41

I tried scrolling with the arrow keys on the cyberpunk board

Hardly the worst thing, but I usually hit the pause key during POST and wait for the cpu to warm up / cpu fan to start working / buzzer to go quiet =3

 No.43

>>37
PC just turned off instantly, and wouldn't boot. After trying various things inside, it booted, but wouldn't detect HDDs. Changed cables, SATA ports, nothing. Then it just randomly started to work again.

I hate this desktop HP.

 No.44

>>43
Yeah. Prebuilt PCs can be a PITA to fix.

 No.57

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Besides raping it with malware when I was younger:
>be new to linux
>after a few failed attempts manage to install debian
>play around with the terminal
>use amixer to change the volume since it's cool
>somehow turn amixer off and can't figure out how to get it back on because what are man pages
>try reinstalling it, doesn't work
>ask around online how to completely remove pulse audio
>"$ sudo rm -rf / –no-parse-root ; pulseaudio (lol don't do this)"
>disregard the warning
>do it anyways
>mfw
At least it did completely remove pulseaudio.

 No.59

>>57
Ah lol, that reminds me of another one
> be fairly new to computers still
> tinkering with custom desktop setting in 95/98?
> set the title bar to like 600 pixels high
There really wasn't anything I could do at the time to fix it except reinstall

 No.60

When I was really young I tried sorting all of the files on my computer into alphabetic directories. I would also delete random programs in the Windows directory to see what would happen. It was a very long time before I could keep a computer running for years without needing to re-install everything.

 No.61

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it had windows installed on it.

 No.62

>several years ago
>my only computer is this shitty ancient laptop that's missing keys
>have a little milk protein shake next to me
>surf the interwebz and stuff and drink the milkshake
>decide to shake it like a madman to mix it up
>realize I forgot to put the cap on
>oh shit
>it's all over the keyboard
>at that exact moment, father walks in
>"i-i can explain"

I was not able to clean it properly and some kind of small insects started to live there between the gaps in the keyboard. It was my only pc even years after that because I was a poorfag…

 No.63

>>62
It reminds of times I only had old Pentium 2 based Celeron laptop. Shit was overheating, had Win2000 and was so fucking annoying to use.

 No.64

My nearly one year old Seasonic Prime Titanium 750W, 80+ Titanum rated PSU went ahead and short circuited itself. Thankfully, it originally came with a 10 years warranty, and then the replacement unit has 12 years, as Seasonic upgraded it apparently.

 No.65

>>63
Yeah, mine eventually died from corrupted RAM, it's still laying in my closet… Just in case.
>>64
The warranties are p nice with those PSUs, have to give them respect.

 No.69

When I was like 13 or 14 I installed a cd drive by myself. They were still a new thing at the time and I had no idea what to do, so I decided to put it in from the inside, and of course it didn't fit. I put on more pressure and shit and eventually the drive flew across the room and the case was deformed, but after realizing my mistake I got it to work just fine. Maybe not the worst but easily the most stupid thing I ever did, aside from sucking bill gates dick for way too long.

 No.71

used cum instead of thermal paste. amateur mistake I suppose

 No.72

I accidentally rewrote part of my disk with an Artix ISO.
Be careful when using dd, kids!

 No.75

>>71
Amateur mistake? Nah, it happens to some pros too, don't worry.

 No.97

I got my IP tracked (i think) and my PC started typing swear words. I was young at the time and i almost died of a heart attack. Also Hamachi randomly opened and a guy started threatening me.

 No.112

>>37
Had a SSD failure where the drive was only 15 months old. Other than that a mysterious crash that happened back in '08 that I never could figure out and lost a bunch of stuff. Other than that the problems were because of my own stupidity and anger. Such as slinging my computer across my room and then putting my keyboard through my monitor over a bad break up.

 No.113

>>112
>over a bad break up
Smirk.

 No.114

>>113
Yeah, I was retarded. I know.

 No.115

>>37
I once formatted my 3TB Media drive on accident while trying to format something else and thus lost all my music, shows, movies and photos.
Luckily I was able to restore some of the important stuff but man, did I feel stupid.
I was a lot younger and dumber back then though and I have since adopted double redundancy for all my files.

 No.116

>>115
Damn, I'm sorry. That sounds awful.

 No.117

>>72
Everybody knows dd stands for "disk destroyer"

 No.118

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Listened to my idiot friend about downloading Teamviewer.

 No.119

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>>117
lool
>>118
TeamViewer is trash. I had a friend who tried to get me to download that as well. Straight up didn't bother or trust it from the get go and then heard about the incident that happened with the users not too long later. Also I'm craving some coffee now, thanks.

 No.135

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>use OpenSUSE on laptop
>have version with bleeding edge package updates, called Tumbleweed
>some things are a bit buggy
>decide that I should use the stable version of OpenSUSE instead
>want to downgrade from within the current system
>change all my repositories to the stable ones
>perform normal update, which will downgrade things to the older, stable packages
>what can go wrong?
>package manager gets round to downgrading glibc
>crashes
>attempt to start it up again
>could not load libc-2-26.so
>oshit
>slowly realise that I have just deleted the version of libc against which almost every program in the entire system was compiled
>also realise that almost every program in the entire system needs libc
>kernel panic on reboot
>after desperate measures in rescue mode, give up and install Debian

 No.136

>>135
ouff, I physically cringed reading that and sucked in air through my teeth. I totally get that and have also fucked up many a installations by messing with repositories and dependencies.



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