Originally Posted by rowcon123
Well if you have had a few computers die we could help you.
It might just be a slight and easy problem to fix
Oh, hey, thanks! I'll keep that in mind for the future. lol. My desktop and laptops were destroyed physically after I felt they were not worth repairing.
Laptop 1: screen was completely blacked out, despite the computer being on. I went to get a quote and the guy said I needed a new screen and it'd cost about $300-400, so I said....no thanks. I'd rather buy a new laptop.
Laptop 2: got some stupid virus thing that prevented my computer from EVEN starting. When I turned it on it NEVER loaded Windows but had this black screen with like a cursor blinking. lol. Prior to that happening I had it had some kind of bug, because I used to be able to go to Windows at least and it locked up and told me to wire $4,000 to some account to unlock my computer.
So, for sure, I knew I had some massive bug. I got fed up and threw that machine out.
Desktop: ..don't ask...I think it had probably 100 different viruses. hahaha. I'm serious. I'd left that machine without anti-virus running for 1.5 years (it was at home, while I was at college and I never renewed my subscription on that machine)...When I used it again, WEIRD!!!!! stuff started happening. It was like someone was controlling my machine. I would be surfing the web and I'd see my mouse start moving and opening files as if someone was taking over my machine. ....I trashed that thing too, because even after running a new anti-virus program on it it still had so many issues (don't even ask....there were so many). At one point, my anti-virus (which was Norton) wouldn't even work properly, so it's as if they found a way to disable my Norton.
I think that was what angered my mom so much. She said this was the last laptop/desktop she was buying me and that I'd be paying next time.
That's why I come here to try to learn proper computing safety, so hopefully this won't happen again. That was three dead computers in a short period of time.
If they were still physically around and I had the time, I might have let you guys troubleshoot them. But my roommate advised that if I was going to throw them out that it's best to literally destroy them, because you don't want someone picking up your machine out of the trash and fixing it and then stealing all your stored info. on them. So...don't laugh
...we literally poured soda into the holes of the machines and used a hammer to also smash them before throwing them in the trash.