OT.Update.Was: Would FD-ISR have saved me ?

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by Banshee, May 14, 2007.

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  1. Banshee

    Banshee Registered Member

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    Hi all,


    The tech just called and told me that my pc was fine.all he had to do was to zeroing the disk.To zero the disk he said he had to pull out the hd and put it into another pc and zero it from there. :eek:


    Wow.Is it not easier to use a software burnt on cd ? Something like Active Killdisk ?

    It took him about 4 days to erase the disk.Ok my hd is 250 gigs but I didn't know it would take that long:blink:

    I should get my pc back tomorrow.Fingers crossedo_O


    P.S. Original thread was here: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=983942#post983942
     
  2. Peter2150

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    Sounds like he did something like a secure delete. Diskpart on the Windows CD I would think would have done the same thing, just not erased each sector of the drive.
     
  3. Banshee

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    Booting from xp's cd was not possible so diskpart was out of the question,I think.I think u needed a software that kicked in right after reboot and way before Xp started loading.
     
  4. ErikAlbert

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    I zero my harddisk of 74gb in 20 minuts.
    250gb divided by 74gb = 3.38 x 20 minuts = 68 minuts about one hour.
    Maybe he likes to bill you 4 days, rather than 2 hours. :)
     
  5. Peter2150

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    Thats weird. If the machine could do anything, it should be able to boot from the XP CD. Hmmm.
     
  6. Banshee

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    As I said in my other thread, it was able to boot from the xp cd but then it would hang or crash. I remember inserting the spinrite cd and spinrite finished its no problem.Maybe spinrite kicked in before xp or acronis ? not sure
     
  7. Banshee

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    I am not paying for that so I don't care much.:D
     
  8. Banshee

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    Well,

    no pc today either.Tech claims he zeroed the disk but the pc is not working yet.He has to look at the ram sticks.No comment.
     
  9. Banshee

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    Hi,

    This is turning into a joke.Tech says now the ram is busted and he also needs to replace a cable.He ordered the parts this morning.I need to call on Friday.:thumbd:
     
  10. twl845

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    He sounds like my mechanic.:blink:
     
  11. Banshee

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    Lol.I's sad and funny at the same time.In 2 weeks it will be 2 months this mess has started and I still don't have my pc back.
     
  12. Banshee

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    Tech called a few hrs ago.He changed his mind.Ram was not busted but the Hd was.He's installing Xp now.I will get it back on Monday...so he said.

    Go figure...
     
  13. ErikAlbert

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    You probably get it back on Monday, to send it back on Tuesday. ;)
     
  14. twl845

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    I would consider a different computer repairman, according to what you're telling us.
     
  15. Banshee

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    I can't.When I called tech support they sent me this guy (their tech).If I want the pc fixed for free he'll have to fix it.
     
  16. twl845

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    Oh, I thought you were paying and he was trying to make more money off you. As long as he doesn't hurt your pc, I guess you can afford to wait when it's free. :)
     
  17. Banshee

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    Nope.The computer is 7 months old now.Siemens pays for it.Thank God.


    >If it ain't broke don't fix it.


    Well, they have been trying to fix it for ever now (one month to figure out what was wrong).So I guess "If it ain't broke fix it till it is "is more appropriate.:D
     
  18. Banshee

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    I hope not.It wouldnt surprise me tho
     
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    I called the tech at 2pm my time to find out when he would come round with my pc. He didn't pick up the phone.

    I called at 3pm my time.He didn't pick up the phone.

    I called at 3.30 my time.He picked up the phone but told me if he could call me back in 15 mins or so.

    He didn't call so I called him again after one hour.He said he would give me the pc when it will be ready. I reminded him that on friday he told me the computer was ready and I would get it back today.

    He said yes but he forgot that ram+hd were busted and he's waiting for the ram stick to come in the mail.:mad:
     
  20. twl845

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    Maybe we should have Vinnie pay him a visit. :mad:
     
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    Best wishes.
     
  22. Banshee

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    No pc yet.Tech does not have the ram. He says he ordered it on Friday but he didn't get it in the mail yet.I thought they sell ram sticks all over the place.Maybe this is a rare and very precious kind.

    I asked the tech if I will see my pc before xmas.He said he only had my pc for a week and a 1/2.LOL
     
  23. ErikAlbert

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    LOL @ 1.5 week. Seems to become a neverending story. Good grief what kind of service is that. What next ?
     
  24. Banshee

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    If I knew....I think the problem is siemens itself.Siemens wants to save money and hire "cheap" techies.Those repairmen are not as skilled as the "expensive" ones and are willing to work for little money and drive 100s of kms everyday.

    Look, I posted here on wilders about my pc problem.Within a few hours quite a few pointed out what was probably causing my pc to crash.They got it right.


    This tech man figured it out after what...10 days ? The funny thing is that nobody on wilders had the chance to see my pc "live" so to say .But the tech man had it at home with him and couldnt understand what was going on.

    I think the tech belongs on the tonight show with J. Leno:p
     
  25. twl845

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    Fer cryin' out loud. I don't think you live in the US because you use the term Km's or I'd go down to Best Buy, get your RAM stick and overnight it to you. If I were you, I'd document all these delay's and the moment I got my pc back, I'd bring it to the attention of upper management at Siemen's.
     
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