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Old 09-26-2008, 12:35 PM   #1
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I have a problem with my PC. It all started when I recently installed Open Office. There seems to be a major conflict between Open Office and Microsoft Office. At first there was a lot of noise like a car backfire only sharper. Now it will not even POST or boot. All comments and suggestions are welcome. I was converting several books for posting on MobileRead and unless I can get this working again I may have to start over on those books.
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:53 PM   #2
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well i know your problem : it's microsoft office. it can't even play nicely with windows, forget open office. should have uninstalled it first (and ideally windows as well).
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:58 PM   #3
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That picture is just like so many of my fondest dreams.
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:11 PM   #4
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That picture is just like so many of my fondest dreams.
heh... i know... i often yearn to do that as well...
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:13 PM   #5
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It's obvious you need a chealating agent to remove the lead poisoning caused by MS Office. Or you could transmigrate your data using the autotranspositioner and have appear on dead tree stuff.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:35 PM   #6
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Bill Gates made sure MS Office has a nice poison pill that disconnects cables and breaks components resulting in your POST failing.
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:13 PM   #7
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I've always found thermite to be a reliable troubleshooting tool.



I personally guarantee that a computer treated with thermite will cause you no further trouble (save for disposal).
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:13 PM   #8
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I've always found thermite to be a reliable troubleshooting tool.

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I personally guarantee that a computer treated with thermite will cause you no further trouble (save for disposal).
I loved the dripping metal part.
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:36 AM   #9
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I loved the dripping metal part.
Thermite does that to most metals.
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:30 AM   #10
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You might not want to put FireFox on that computer. I hear that IE9 has an actual thermite control branch.
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:43 PM   #11
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:06 PM   #12
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I personally guarantee that a computer treated with thermite will cause you no further trouble (save for disposal).
You suppose that voids the warranty?
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:15 PM   #13
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I'm disappointed. The end should have included clips of the guy madly beating at the charred remains with a shovel. Only then can the experience be truly fulfilling. Also, I'd like to see a video of the destruction of the software that the poor hardware was probably at the mercy of: Microsoft Windows. Something that shows the individual bits of code during their final moments on earth would be lovely.
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:18 PM   #14
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Admit the truth VR, you didn't like the end because no one dug a hole and put the computer in it -- you know, like you do with a bone.
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:20 PM   #15
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Admit the truth VR, you didn't like the end because no one dug a hole and put the computer in it -- you know, like you do with a bone.
Okay, I admit it. You know what we do when we find something that smells particularly good and raunchy on the ground.
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