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computer works everywhere except new house

By jodipicoultfan ยท 9 replies
Jul 2, 2007
  1. forget it...obviously none of you are here to really try to help people
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What has your friend been smoking?
  3. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    Call an exorcist.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,432   +801

    Many believe that a PC is a mechanical poltergeist.

    No personal disrespect meant here --- BUT
    you would hope that between two people, one of them would have at least
    one foot on the ground and be able to walk and chew gum at the same time :)

    I got a belly laugh on this one ...... lol
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    If it were me I'd suggest purchasing some stock in the unnatural.

    I think this takes the cake.....that is if you aren't wasting everyone's time just tyring to get reactions.

    jobeard >> Agreed, good laugh.

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  6. jodipicoultfan

    jodipicoultfan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Didn't come here for a laugh or a reaction, and I don't appreciate the replies received. This is a real problem, and though you may find it funny, it is something we are trying to fix. I was only looking for someone who may know what the problem is and try to help, but I guess this site is a waste of time.
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What kind of Internet connection is in the house? Wired or wireless? Can I assume that "works everywhere else" is a wireless connection? If it is a wireless connection in the house, you'll have to troubleshoot the wireless access point or router first... It's the way you have attempted to explain this that has prompted the levity. Don't blame us :eek:
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,432   +801

    for your symptom to be plausable, the house would need to have enormously,
    massive, excessive magnetic radiation -- meausred in Gauss

    your symptoms
    1. will not boot
    2. auto shutdown

    due to environmental changes are just not credible.


    edit: networking would require continued CPU cycles and OS functionality; shutdown would imply other issues.
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I think jodipicoultfan is "pulling our legs" with this post...
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,432   +801

    maybe -- maybe not. not everyone can express the subtlity of what works vs what fails and when.
    Let's see if there's a follow-up with more clarity.

    jodipicoultfan: Please excuse the levity; sometimes with DECADES of experience we can loose empathy with new users and their attempts to explain their dire conditions. Sometimes we only get "it's broken" as a description and we spin off into Jupiter without considering the impact on the one with the symptom.

    PLEASE TRY AGAIN with more specific details:
    eg: Laptop, battery operation, running in vehicle and moved to in-doors
    (how? close the lid, hibernate vs stand-by) shutdown when in-doors
    (again, what changed? open lid, restart from hibernate vs stand-by)

    explain the failure to boot: how was the system stopped? normal or your

    what happens when you hit the power-on: nothing at all? partial startup
    and then termination; how, what was last seen.

    give us something to work with.
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