What do you do when your computer goes crazy and crashes?

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  1. Diane Woodson profile image60
    Diane Woodsonposted 7 years ago

    What do you do when your computer goes crazy and crashes?

    Do you try to fix it, call a friend, the repairman or anything else is surely acceptable at a high stress moment as this is. White or black screen of death is equally distressing.


  2. SidKemp profile image89
    SidKempposted 7 years ago

    First I breathe and relax. (I have a friend who punched out his computer in frustration and had to buy a new hard drive for a few hundred bucks. Then I go into diagnosis and repair mode. I'm an ex-techie.

  3. michememe profile image72
    michememeposted 7 years ago

    I am laughing, because I deal with anxiety and panic...I reciprocate the same behavior. I go crazy and crash! Lol.

  4. Georgie Lowery profile image93
    Georgie Loweryposted 7 years ago

    Mine just died yesterday, so your question is timely! I'm having my roommate look at it today but, in the meantime, I'm reading real books and surfing the net on my phone.

    1. michememe profile image72
      michememeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yeah, the internet on the phone is the business. Thank goodness for them. However, me Hubbing on my phone is challenging.

  5. Jennifer Stone profile image86
    Jennifer Stoneposted 7 years ago

    This has happened very recently to me... twice! When I couldn't fix it myself the first time I gave it to a computer boffin friend to look at. I then rediscovered my local library which is great! Computers and real books and a real sense of community with the people that use it! When it crashed the second time, I was much calmer than the first time.. I had already learnt that there is life away from the computer screen! Lol.. although I now have a new computer! :-)

  6. stank24qm profile image61
    stank24qmposted 7 years ago

    Mine doesn't even have to crash for me to go into a rage. If it freezes for an extended period of time (30+ seconds), I make a "grrrr" sound then have to get up and walk away while cursing. Pretty healthy, right? haha

  7. howlermunkey profile image89
    howlermunkeyposted 7 years ago

    First thing you need to do is properly diagnose the issue. Does it boot up at all? Do you get past the bios screen? What were you doing right before it crashed? Can you get to the operating system and log in? Can you boot up in safe mode?


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