[Techtalk] OT but I'm desperate.... Windows....!
a.howson at student.unsw.edu.au
Thu Oct 17 03:50:38 EST 2002
>Check your power supply. If it's not rated for as much current draw as
>computer is consuming, that could cause momentary power blips which will
I will look into that, just can't do it now.
All suggestions welcome :) And thanks for the laugh with that story. It
is actually a good possibility that's the problem - or something similar.
I'm always running lots of programs, and I could just be tipping it over
the edge when I expect it to print as well.
>True story: a very irritating member of my school (who was
>subsequently kicked off the net for abuse - stealing teachers' passwords,
>very ugly) ran a HUGE machine off an underpowered PSU. As a result,
>as trivial as making his computer work extra hard would make him reboot.
>when he stole the IP of a server I administrate, we just flooded him with
>pings, SMB requests and jolts (none of which are "lethal" - they just
>stressed his machine), and down he went for a reboot.
>Does that help any?
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