Dumbest Mistake You Have Made On A Comp...

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  1. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    what is the worst mistake you made pertaining to computing(not OS choice or hardware etc.)

    I would have to say that last weekened when I tried to download Redhat fedora(linux) would have to be it. The OS is close to 2.5gigs. I downloaded 4ISOs for it, complete CDs almost. It took forever, nearly 2 and a half hours on my cable modem connection. Just today I found out the reason why I was having trouble installing it was because I downloaded the sourcecode. 2.5gigs for nothing, nopt to mention a few wasted CDs and a bit of sleep
     
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    ohh....snap*
    the worse thing i did was.... download a VIRUS.... will it was a mistake...

    nah j/k

    the worse thing that i did was dump a cup of water on my laptop....
     
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    The stupedist thing I did - three years ago- was a reformat for no reason whatsoever apart to prove to myself I could destroy all my files, and there wasn't any such thing as self control stopping me from doing it.

    Oh, the days of a thirteen year old...
     
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    I download peanut linux because it was small and wouldn't take up much hard drive space...And accidently formatted my C Drive...Lost Everything...
     
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    ran edonkey nonstop for a week and crashed my gig of memory.
     
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    What the hell is edonkey.

    and I reinstall my driver, come to find out it was heh, 9 years old driver i reinstalled, crashed my graphics card.
     
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    my pc work all the week and my mainboard fire up
     
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    mines realy stupid..

    i downloaded this virus like simulation.
    it turned all the screen black and said the virus is spreading
    and named few random folders from my comp
    so i deleted these folders immidiatly (about 1/4 of my comp) and then i found out it wasent a real virus..
     
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    ha, i got that a couple years ago, scared the shit outta me


    one day i was going to reformat so i was putting all my music and shit on my external drive to save after reformat, but when i went thru the format process... i formated the wrong drvies, getting rid of basically a days work of moving files. gg
     
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    That's nothing.

    For some reason, I couldn't log in to my computer. The password, which I had entered "correctly", kept on coming up as incorrect. I thought someone might have hacked my computer, and changed it. So, I formatted my computer. Lost ~30GB of stuff.

    Later, I realized that I had kept putting in the wrong password.
     
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    um iunno prolly trusting nortan to keep my system safe yet it's not working lol but that was a year ago
     
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    Done a lot of stuff to be honest - bought a gf 5600 because one person said it was 'pwn'

    Bought the wrong motherboard (non returnable)

    Didn't have any thermal grease (luckily it still ran decent temps.. I ordered some, should come in soon)

    Uhhh...
    'fried' my lanparty a couple times (good motherboard)
     
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    bought black hawk down and the expansion for $40

    what a waste of money :(
     
  14. StonedBoB

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    lol ah well when is was 12 i dll a virus
    and when i was 13 1 mo time :D

    thats all
    im really stupid so i dont understand y really dumb shyat like the shyat that happend to most of u happen to me ....
     
  15. Hopeless

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    meh mines kinda stupid... i went to download a game, and tried to install it. Kept getting installation erros. So i went back to where i downloaded it and it said Linux only.... :/

    ps. i can download 5gig on my dsl in 2 hours :lol: :P
     

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