What's the worse thing that ever happened to your computer?

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  1. Nanny J.O.A.T. profile image72
    Nanny J.O.A.T.posted 9 years ago

    I am in the process of cleaning up my computer after my son donwloaded - by accident - another unremovable anti spyware program.

    I was wondering how many others here have had this type of thing happen to their computers by children/spouses/friends etc?

    I'm bored waiting for all the scans to run.... no writing while this is going on!

  2. kmackey32 profile image67
    kmackey32posted 9 years ago

    Oh i fell on some ice and dropped it down some staires. lol

  3. Enelle Lamb profile image82
    Enelle Lambposted 9 years ago

    I had a similar problem involving spyware and my son...took me a full day to get it running again...then the hard drive died LOL...

    1. Nanny J.O.A.T. profile image72
      Nanny J.O.A.T.posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yep got the t-shirt on this one too.  I got infected so badly that  I had to reformat the computer and start over - then discovered that the hard drive was dying and couldn't reload. That was two weeks of computer hell.

      The other half took the blame for it that time as he had stopped my anti-virus to do some of his "special"  surfing - he now has his own computer - that HE has to fix.

  4. girly_girl09 profile image75
    girly_girl09posted 9 years ago

    First, the laptop screen cracked - BADLY, when going through airport security. It's a miracle it lasted that long, because I handled that poor laptop really poorly. Anyways, I had to transfer files to a colleagues laptop so I could see my files in order to do a presentation. It was pretty inconvenient, to say the least.

    Secondly, (this is on the same laptop) I downloaded a supposedly 'totally awesome, the best in the world spyware removal program'. It was working great until one day it deleted a crucial Windows System 32 file. Windows won't even start. I can run Ubuntu on it and have access to my old files, but it was pretty scary at first because I thought I had lost EVERYTHING. Now, I'm obsessed with backing up my work and have it spread across several computers.

  5. puppascott profile image75
    puppascottposted 9 years ago

    Grandson in my lap, and freshly regurgitated formula on my keyboard. I never did get the smell out. I did enjoy that new keyboard smell, when I replaced it.

  6. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 9 years ago

    My cats have been the major causes of problems in my computer.
    One peed on the keyboard (not as smelly as regurgitated baby formula, tho!).
    Another tried to sit on the keyboard while the laptop was on my bed (I'd taken a brief bathroom break). Instead, knocked the entire kit and kaboodle off the bed, screen first, onto the corner of the power strip. What are the odds of that? The result was a lovely kaleidoscope effect....

  7. apeksha profile image61
    apekshaposted 9 years ago

    As SMPS was in bad condition supply was fluctuating so my Hard disk sectors became bad n so lost all important info as well as my video collection.

    1. puppascott profile image75
      puppascottposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ooohhh! Now that stinks!

  8. cashmere profile image83
    cashmereposted 9 years ago

    It crashed and took all my data with it!

  9. rapmanual profile image35
    rapmanualposted 9 years ago

    lcd blacked out on my ibook.

  10. dipless profile image80
    diplessposted 9 years ago

    127 of the work computers had a self replecating trojan, which changed name, file type and directory to keep you on your toes, took me 3 weeks to completely wipe it from the network and destroyed 6 computers hard drives boot sectors...made me sad sad

    1. Nanny J.O.A.T. profile image72
      Nanny J.O.A.T.posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm-  I can think of a few other words besides sad!!!! But I'm a lady and so shall not repeat them exceot to say OUCH!

    2. Nanny J.O.A.T. profile image72
      Nanny J.O.A.T.posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I still haven't gotten a reply from geekstogo and it better not take me three weeks - Egad! that must have been a nightmare!!!

  11. Reena Daruwalla profile image69
    Reena Daruwallaposted 9 years ago

    I once woke in the middle of the night to a 'PHUT' sound that came from the comp and then there was the smell of burning and smoke coming from inside the computer. Reasonably scary. But the data was all safe so not a horror story like some here.

    1. RedElf profile image90
      RedElfposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Similar experience while on a course. Saw steam rising from behind laptop and thought it was colleagues fresh coffee. Then smelled that "burning electric" odor - unmistakable. Slammed lid shut and yanked power supply from outlet - A-Drive emitted smoke and sizzling noise. It was a school-supplied computer so I was very glad I had nine other witnesses.

      Lots of jokes about the quality of the curriculum causing laptops to spontaneously combust, though.

  12. dishyum profile image54
    dishyumposted 9 years ago

    SMPS fails often!!

  13. lxxy profile image61
    lxxyposted 9 years ago

    My iBook got stolen.

    Otherwise...thaz about it. Have had some parts die on me, but thats expected. Oh, and I allowed my ex-roomie to use Windows Xtra sPecial ed. That was a mistake, had a rootkit that only a reformat would take care of.

  14. jenblacksheep profile image83
    jenblacksheepposted 9 years ago

    Spilt dirty water over the keyboard (long story) so keyboard no longer works. That was about 18 months ago. More recently laptop has decided to charge sometimes, but often I plug it in and nothing happens.

  15. profile image0
    llanishenposted 9 years ago

    one day i thought i will do the internet and the damm thing didnt start. looked hard at it and realised that it will never start again. it died.

 
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