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Glirk Dient
06-04-2005, 09:54 AM
Well, let me explain my computer setup first. I have a raid-0 setup with 2 WD raptor drives(w00t!). I have a partition of 15gb for windows and any drivers I need. I then partition the rest of the space (126gb) for everything else(games, documents, pictures, source code and libraries).

I let a kid that was over on my comp because him and my bro wanted to play a game, so I figure whats the harm...install a game and play it? Well I went off to work and when I came home, my hard drives were whiped. Not just the windows partition, the one that did not need to be deleted. On top of that the sata/raid drivers got un installed so I had to reinstall that just so windows CD would recognize the raid array. He had left them seperate and made a partition on one of the hard drives for windows. Thankfully he didn't install windows, but he left my comp at the partition section of the windows CD. Thankfully he had left then or things would have been messy.

I ended up deleting his partition, reinstalling the sata/raid drivers and reinstalling windows. After that I had to get everything again, all of my drivers...and I have a lot, took me about an hour and a half to install. After that I had to reinstall all of my old programs, at least the ones that mattered at the time.

Now, I bet your wondering what was wrong? A freeking error when he booted up. Did he try to reboot? Nope, did he try to reset BIOS? Nope, did he try the windows repair? Nope, he just went ahead and deleted BOTH partitions, not just the one he might have needed to reinstall, but he deleted the one that didn't need to be deleted! The one with all of my games and everything else on it! On top of that he somehow got rid of my raid setup so I had to fix that...I love it when nubs try to fix things, maybe he should have just called up AOL tech support for moral support and whined to them, I am sure they know him by name by now.

Brian
06-04-2005, 12:21 PM
silly nubs :rolleyes:

anonytmouse
06-04-2005, 12:25 PM
How did he delete the partitions?

Jez
06-04-2005, 01:03 PM
It's not a Gigabyte mobo is it? Sometimes they do that on their own, without the help of nubs.

Glirk Dient
06-04-2005, 02:10 PM
It is an MSI mobo. He got out my WinXP CD and put that in to delete the partitions. He claims he was fixing it.

scoobasean
06-04-2005, 06:32 PM
It is an MSI mobo. He got out my WinXP CD and put that in to delete the partitions. He claims he was fixing it.
You should fix him.

Dante Shamest
06-04-2005, 06:52 PM
Perhaps the kid is not a nub. Maybe he did it intentionally. :p

Glirk Dient
06-05-2005, 09:06 AM
Nah...the kid is too "good". He wouldn't even give me a lunch ticket they didn't tear so I could get a free lunch. He said he would feel bad cheating the system.

He was trying to fix it for hours apparently(perhaps I should check BIOS thoroughly).

I think I figured out the problem...the RAID was disabled in BIOS and gave a disc read error. Yep...definately needed to reinstall windows there!

ober
06-05-2005, 01:29 PM
Why would you have let someone else boot your system? I would have personally installed the software and had it sitting there waiting to start the game. Never EVER let someone else play with your system unless they understand your configurations and know how to get around problems.

SMurf
06-05-2005, 02:49 PM
Plus, you should've disabled CD-ROM booting, passworded the BIOS and fitted one of those anti-intrusion devices to the case so that if the kid found a screwdriver somewhere, he would be blasted by a high-pitched alarm, ideally one of those ones that makes you sick if you're too close to it. :cool:

Glirk Dient
06-05-2005, 07:49 PM
The kid was a semi friend of mine. One time he stayed at my house for 9 hours begging to borrow a game. I finally let him borrow it and he left. Same situation here, and he has a computer of his own so he knows how to install stuff. I figured no harm...but wow, guess nubs can damage anything they touch.