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#86164 of 91705 Re: Computer is finally fixed! [abacomike]
Dec 05, 2012 (6:34 pm)
I ended up stripping the hard-drive out and sending it to be recycled.
If you've ever needed a really strong magnet, take the hard drive apart, bend the disk in half twice to render it useless and remove the magnets, there are two. They're Rare Earth Magnets and are the strongest ones I've ever used. Just don't get your finger tips in between them as it pinches hard enough to draw blood.
#86165 of 91705 Re: Computer is finally fixed! [mako1a]
Dec 05, 2012 (6:48 pm)
Just don't get your finger tips in between them as it pinches hard enough to draw blood.
#86167 of 91705 Re: ANOTHER SALES STORY [abacomike]
Dec 05, 2012 (7:29 pm)
Wait a sec, maybe because I had a REALLY long day at work today that I'm not reading this right. What was the better deal for the customer? The initial $22,500 for their trade with the $2000 discount on the new car or the full retail/MSRP deal? After I finish cleaning up from dinner, running the dishwasher, & stuffing holiday card envelopes, then maybe I'll do the math.
#86168 of 91705 Re: Computer is finally fixed! [isellhondas]
Dec 05, 2012 (7:32 pm)
>When something is "free" I always get scared.
I would recommend finding ESET online scanner, and running it on your computer once a month.
An additional thing, is it you have things on the drive you don't want to lose, I'd get a backup system in place. Myself, I use DriveImageXML and make a backup to an external hard drive. I like that over using only the Windows 7 backup, because these DriveImageXML files can be searched on the external drive and data files recovered from the backup. I do not know if that's possible with the Win7 back on my son's I7 HP and wife's I3 HP laptop. For $79 I bought a Seagate hard drive external last week from NewEgg and have an additional 2 Terrabytes of external backup. Your 1 Tbyte probably has 2-300 Gbytes used? You could do several backups on a 1.5 or 2 Tbyte external.
If you know enough about the insides of the PC to get inside the computer and plug in a temporary hard drive, buy a 1 Tbyte drive, connect it temporarily, and use it as a clone to the drive in there. Only do this if you are comfortable with the software from the drive companies to clone an old drive onto a new one--don't copy the blank new one over the data on the original. Then disconnect. Upon failure or problems with your working drive, you can connect your clone drive as the primary drive, and then attempt to fix the damaged drive with antivirus programs yourself as a slave drive or farm it out to someone to connect to their machine and remove viruses or other problems.
#86169 of 91705 Re: Computer is finally fixed! [isellhondas]
Dec 05, 2012 (7:42 pm)
I have learned that everyone seems to have a different idea of which anti virus program is "better" or best. When something is "free" I always get scared.
I agree! However, our computer expert at work, who probably has an IQ that is as high as you can go, and who fixes lots of computers for free every week,
highly recommends Avast....and likes it much better than any program you would pay for.
If you get the right ones, they are developed by people who want you to get the most from your computer....it's really the other guys you have to be scared of...trying to make a buck off of something that geeks love to develop, for free!
#86170 of 91705 Re: ANOTHER SALES STORY [nyccarguy]
Dec 05, 2012 (7:43 pm)
What was the better deal for the customer? The initial $22,500 for their trade with the $2000 discount on the new car or the full retail/MSRP deal?
Yeh, I want to know that too! I am too tired to do the math.
#86171 of 91705 Re: Gated Communities [oldfarmer50]
Dec 05, 2012 (7:49 pm)
Either that or tell them about the $50 handling and shipping fee to get their $8.
#86172 of 91705 Re: FINALLY, I GOT MY CAR BACK [tyguy]
Dec 05, 2012 (8:00 pm)
With all it's been through, it's got the good life now.
Both my kids drove it in High School and it endured a few bumps along the way.
Last summer one of my kids and a couple of her friends drove it to Georgia and back over the course of about a 8 days (4 days at Bonaroo).
When she got back, she made the comment, 'The more you drive it, the happier it gets'. It did get it's best 2 MPG averages on that trip, despite having around 120k on it at that time.
#86173 of 91705 Re: Computer is finally fixed! [isellhondas]
Dec 05, 2012 (8:21 pm)
Jipster, glad to hear you FINALLY dumped your Korean dream for a Honda!
LOL. I knew you'd get a kick out of hearing about that. I've finally decided to live the good life.