Booth computer is horked

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Booth computer is horked

Postby vine311 » June 16th, 2008, 5:01 pm

The computer in the light booth upstairs at the Hideout is giving the dreaded BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH. If you are running tech upstairs this weekend, you will need to do one of the following...

1. Bring an iPod
2. Use the CD player
3. Do a show without sound
4. Fix the computer

Unless of course someone figures out how to fix the machine upstairs before Friday night. PM me if you're interested in the specifics of the error I saw.
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Postby Marc Majcher » June 17th, 2008, 1:52 am

I've got a few old computers that I'm getting rid of or donating somewhere. I don't know the vintage of the hideout computer, but these run. I won't be able to do anything with them this week, but if it's replacin' time, I can get one set up over there before too long.

From what you told me before, it sounds like we could maybe recover the drive and get stuff moved over to the new setup, but it'll take some looking at before I could say for sure. Anyway, I know there's lots of nerds around here who'll probably get to it before I'm able to, but lemme know if I can help.
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Postby Brian Boyko » June 17th, 2008, 10:53 am

I don't really have much of a spare anything, but if nothing else, I'm good at diagnosing trouble.
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Postby vine311 » June 17th, 2008, 11:47 am

The trouble is "Inaccessible Boot Device" on a lovely blue screen.
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Postby kbadr » June 17th, 2008, 11:53 am

There are a couple recommendations about that error here.

I think we need to try to run chkdsk on the harddrive to make sure it's not the cause of the error.

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Postby mcnichol » June 17th, 2008, 11:55 am

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Horked always makes me think of the MacKenzie Brothers.

"Inaccessible Boot Device" sounds like "Bad Hard Drive." Maybe get a cheapie replacement and reload the OS? Are there two HDs in there? I haven't looked at that PC in awhile, but I think there were two HDs, one with the OS and one with all the mp3s and video. If it was one, might have to reload all that music.
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Postby slappywhite » June 17th, 2008, 12:39 pm

i can steal you a small hd from work if you need one... we're talking small though 20-80gig IDE's
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Postby Marc Majcher » June 17th, 2008, 10:35 pm

I have a shitload of small hard drives lying around. (For various values of "small"...) I'll clean one up and bring it in on Saturday.
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