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I Paid Them to Screw Up

I got my computer back today. I am not happy with what happened. nothing was damaged, mind you. If that had been the case, I would probably be writing this from jail, for throwing a chair through the window of the place where they worked on it. I picked it up on my way home and made conversation with the 50ish dude behind the counter. He's obviously been working on computers for a long time.

This was the same place that years ago sold me a motherboard that burned down, though I wouldn't really call that their fault. It's just indicative of the bad luck I've had with them. I got my computer back to the house, plugged the ridiculous number of cables into it that I do, put it into its impossible, out-of-the-way spot, and turned it on. At least it turned on.

There are three hard drives in my PC. One is for Windows, one is for Linux, and one is for storage between them. Only the Windows drive was visible, and the machine booted into Windows without showing me the grub prompt. I troubleshat it for a bit, and found that the intellectual giants over at the computer store had tried to hook up the other two drives with a floppy cable. I swore loudly and repeatedly, and made myself sweaty with anger as I pulled out the gigantic video card(unplugging everything to do so), and plugged in a proper IDE cable to connect the two missing drives.

Anyway, it's back together and everything's hunky-dory now.

11:08 PM, Jun 6, 2007

4 comments

Jeff commented:

and the NAME of this lousy place for all to avoid is?

9:19 AM, Jun 7, 2007

bahua cut in with:

I didn't name it, because I don't want anyone to avoid it.

11:41 AM, Jun 7, 2007

R.A. Heller spoiled the calm with:

How much an hour do they charge?

3:13 PM, Jun 11, 2007

bahua spoiled the calm with:

It was $20 flat, plus the cost of a new case($40).

10:09 PM, Jun 11, 2007

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