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Discussion in 'General' started by TheMusician, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    It turns on. Just get's stuck at the american micro or whatever logo at the top right with the rest of the screen black. Downstairs it works perfectly. Was working upstairs then mid meeting it just stopped
     
  2. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Have you disabled PXE?
     
  3. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Not a clue. I'd highly doubt it but unless it's altitude specific it's not the cause as it has an SSD
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    PXE is the Preboot Execution Environment, which allows a system to boot from a TFTP server on the network. It's also an easy way to hang a system for a period of time during boot, especially if it's configured to look for a TFTP server which responds on one VLAN but not on another - hence suggesting you look at disabling it, if enabled.
     
  5. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Would that make a difference if it wasn't connected to any network upstairs and down? Wait actually. I wonder if that board has wifi on board. Although it wouldn't explain why it suddenly started happening it may be a start. Cheers, I'll have a look into it now.
     
  6. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Shouldn't do, no: PXE will either hang or not hang (depending on configuration and implementation) when there's no network, but if there's no network in both locations then it ain't that.
    PXE is only for wired networks - although there are a few PXE-like netboot environments that work on Wi-Fi (Apple uses one for reimaging buggered MacBooks from installation media booted on another MacBook), they're very much non-standard (or were, last time I did this kind of thing for a living.)
     
  7. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    took it downstairs and it booted. Tried it upstairs again and it worked. No idea what was going on.
     
  8. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Something loose? We used to get issues with old P4 unit at work stopping working in transit, a good shake an they sometimes just came back to life
     
  9. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I'll suggest to DR and Dogbert it needs bouncing down the stairs next time
     
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  10. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Fell over the bed carrying the dyson the other day. Shin took the impact and is now completely yellow. Bloody low slung beds.

    Oh and after a near two month break from computers I can no longer type it seems. I have to keep deleting and retyping. Practice needed...
     
  11. Behemoth

    Behemoth Timelord in training

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    Eldest sprog had a massive temper tantrum, I need to buy a new monitor for my PC because she lashed out pushed it over with some force. How I managed to not totally blow my temper I don't know. Sadly with other things to pay for its going to be months before I can replace it with something half decent. Really am just contemplating selling the damn PC off as parts and my laptop becomes my main rig :(
     
  12. Weekly_Estimate

    Weekly_Estimate Gives credit where its due

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    I've been using a laptop for a main rig and it's always the same, once you have one you constantly want a desktop and vice versa
     
  13. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    Ouch. What monitor was it?
     
  14. Behemoth

    Behemoth Timelord in training

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    23 inch AOC job that a friend of mine gave me a while back. Been very happy with it and haven't really felt the need to replace it. He paid £180.00 for it. I can't even muster up £50 for something used!
     
  15. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    I have a 24inch IPS monitor bought on here a while back. Never got around to using it. Yours for postage if you want it?
    Send me your address and I'll send it. We can talk postage money at a later date.
     
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  16. adidan

    adidan Avatar now in stock for xmas 2019

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    Generally feeling bloody awful.

    That is all.
     
  17. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    ****ing pain. Went and met the wedding photographer today for a consultation and taster shoot. We know him and he's absolutely got the job anyway, but was so reassuring and he really put Lauren at ease and she HATES being photographed. She goes full Elvis face normally.

    Anyway, sat on a rooftop terrace in the sun, beer in hand should be just pure happiness, feels like i'm being stabbed repeatedly with a knitting kneedle hooked up to a car battery. Have to use Lauren's life saver tool to cut the waist of my joggers to receive the pain, but not eliminate it. Can not take this **** anymore. Joggers were the last resort an now I'm ****ed.
     
  18. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    D'you know what's weird? Since I've been doing 8 lots of stairs in and out again mine has been killing me. And I had it removed 30 years ago. But it's always that same site that aches.
     
  19. Behemoth

    Behemoth Timelord in training

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    Thanks for the very kind offer, however I am now sorted. I replied direct to your PM. The company my Mrs works for were skipping a load of gear, she had a chat with the IT department and they let her have a 24 inch Dell job which isn't all that old so I'm all up and running again.

    You sir are one generous man :)
     
  20. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    Fine. FINE! DONT take it then. Lol no worries. Glad you got it sorted in the end. Offer stands if the Dell is crap compared to your AOC. :thumb:
     

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