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Editorial, lets fix this thing or technology is all fine and dandy when it works

Imagine this situation.
You get a bit of tech from a user or family member, in this case an old obselete put together unit from ebay or similar in this case an intel dh55tc which is not made anymore, with an amd module with an old pre gen1 i3 530 at 3ghz with 8gb of ram of unknown type probably ddr2, a ralink card which died at least 5 years ago and with issues up the spout.
So here you are, turn it on, computer, click.
Me good, windows starts, and we wait and wait and wait for ages.
Me run nvda windows oooook stutter, stutter stutter.
Me fine.
No sound, no notifications, ok weird.
Me run dd.
windows, dd not found, no error ding, me ok.
Test sounds windows I don’t want to
me, fine.
Windows, no connection.
Me there is a connection.
Windows, the card sucks.
Me, reinstall card.
Windows there is a connection but its in airplane mode.
Windows, fuck off.
Me, uninstall the driver please.
Windows, insert card, me no.
Windows ok its gone.
Windows says no connection after reboot.
Me install driver, windows ok, connection found.
Me, why,.
Me: google what is this ralink thing, and why can’t I get drivers for it.
Google: according to cloud databases this brand is no more it has been deleted, the new node says the product is legacy.
Me lets buy another one, I find and buy another card, it costs a bit more than a standard card but its duel and tp link.
And its in the mail hopefully.
Right, no sound.
Me run all the fixits.
Windows its fine.
Me update driver, windows says need to get rid of the old one.
Me fine, accept my usb device.
Windows no.
Me ok alt tab hit alt n, wait 10 minutes, windows, I have sound.
Me: ok so now what.
Me, lets ask google.
me : google, the sound does not work right.
google: your user profile is corrupted.
Me, so lets make another one.
I do, Me, windows open the old profile, and transfer all the data over please.
Windows, I don’t want to.
Me: hit’s reset.
Windows starts.
Windows sounds work.
Me: thank the lord.
Windows: I can access the files now.
Me: transfer the files.
windows does so.
Me: delete the old user account.
Windows, confirm deletion.
me: confirm.
windows freezes.
Me reset.
Windows starts the account is gone the files are transfered.
Me, start google drive and install it as does not work.
Windows installs it, the account sets up fine so does onedrive.
Me: install dropbox.
Dropbox, invalid account please make another one.
Me: fuck! off!
It does and I set the mail up.
Me: outlook get mail.
Outlook: ok.
Message from dropbox, your password is expired.
Me: ok, I am really close to taking a hammer to the ceo of dropbox.
Dropbox comes up and I reset the password and login no trouble.
As this dialog shows this has been my week’s work.
My uncle has this old intel out of date board obselete hardware server 320gb hdd which he uses for a few small things which can not be migrated to the cloud.
This includes an isp mail database.
Sadly this database got lost in the corruption.
In addition outlook saved the database for its email in the users/username/hiddenappdata/local which is also hidden.
And sadly I never checked it when the user got dammaged so its gone.
And there is no backup.
Luckily the system is a non critical subsystem, the main datasources are cloud based ms and google respectively.
The last time this happened on the previous server, the encripted hard drive or rather one of its supplies caught fire.
The board died and it had to get recovered at cost.
It is recovered but everything is all over the place in a corrupted mess so who knows.
I have changed it so outlook saves in the documents/outlook files folder so it isn’t but yeah.
I need to check to make sure the dropbox and adobe cloud syncs are updated and then I should be fine.
Technology is nice till it breaks and being a tech the stuff breaks in interesting ways.
Oh if only for the old days of dos.

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Editorial, lets fix this thing or technology is all fine and dandy when it works was released on August 2, 2017 at 1:59 pm by crashmaster in general-updates-and-announcements.
Last modified: August 2, 2017.


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