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Old 25th February, 2009, 02:33 PM
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Learned something new

Been to busy to relate this one, Bur I learned something and never underestimate a teenager!
Divorced gal with 15 yr old son, [sold the kid a laptop a couple months ago.) She brings in a WD 30Ghz IDE HDD and says windows says it's a 7Ghz all of a sudden.
I had never heard of anything like that so I told her I was to busy and I'd get to it as soon as I could.
As soon as the door was closed I started looking-plugged it in to another rig and guess what? 7Ghz.
I ran it thru 4 or 5 boot partition tools-7GHZ but one wouldn't read it at all
Test time-all WD programs-a couple report write errors but their man program won't recognize it as a WD drive!
Google and think time. Called her up and asked about her son-he is the gals grandkid and born alcoholic-mom not much good. i asked if he had just started to be Friends with the computer crowd-another strike. They take their computers to class once or twice a week.
My money was one of his new 'friends switched drives thinking he wouldn't notice because of his mental difficulties.. But Grandma spotted it.
Some of you have guessed what it is by now but I had never had to deal with Partition Tables AND MBR!
but i did get around to that and through a couple of steps got WD programs to work with it so now It's back to factory specs and she better put a lock on the darn thing!
That is one of those that feel good to fix-you start not knowing a damn thing,you learn something, and then make a few bucks. And the customer is happy.
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Old 25th February, 2009, 05:22 PM
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I know I can't be the only one here looking at what you just posted & saying "what"?
You aren't very clear on the resolve at all as far as what happened.

Was the drive switched out? What!?
More info on exactly what fixed it & what happened...otherwise it's just a guessing game...
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Old 28th February, 2009, 08:11 AM
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I know I can't be the only one here looking at what you just posted & saying "what"?
You aren't very clear on the resolve at all as far as what happened.

Was the drive switched out? What!?
More info on exactly what fixed it & what happened...otherwise it's just a guessing game...
Oh God here is another one. there is more info in ODD monitor. I'll give a short one here, For approx 2 weeks-just before the surgory there was a med change and a reaction that made me confused at times-at different degrees. I could tell sometimes that something was wrong, but how does a mind that is confused figure out it is confused?
My med nurse spotted the problem 10min after I was in his office tonite.
He made a few phone calls that weren't to polite and meds have been changed.
My apologies ( I have been doing a lot of that tonite.) If you want to hear what happened-give me a day or two and ask away.
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Glad to hear that you don't have to fight with the meds so much, life is tough enough!
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