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Postby LBJackal » Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:44 pm

Before you ask, we have 2 computers, and I'm on the crappy backup one right now.

Our good computer isn't working for some reason. I just DL'd LimeWire Pro and was giving it a shot, and during the first 5 minutes of using it I lost my internet connection. It hasn't come back yet. Our other computer (the one I'm using now) takes the signal from the other computer, so it's not a bad connection, it's something wrong with the computer itself.

I already launched a system restore to yesterday and it didn't help at all. What do I do? I'm downloading Spyware/Adware removers on here and burning a copy to use on the other comp, and running my virus checker, but is there anything else to do? I don't want to have to nuke the HD again, I've already had to do it twice with that damn computer and it's a pain DL'ing all the old programs.

Any suggestions?
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Postby matmat » Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:04 pm

what kind of network are you on?


my usual solution is to backup everything important and flush the OS... :)
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Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:08 pm

IF you have 2 hours to kill I would suggest calling up your ISP for help - Sympatico or Rogers? They both keep you waiting forever but usu have good advice.
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:09 pm

What kind of network? I dunno what you mean.

I could backup my important files and start from scratch, but 1) I have to get somebody else to do that which I don't like bothering him and 2) it's a pain re-installing all my programs.

I use XP if that's what you meant.......... and I don't have a network, it's a wireless connection to the backup computer. We have yet another computer, just about as good as the main one, which is mine that I take to school, but for some reason the picture is upside down for everything........ it hasn't been turned on since April. I guess I'll fix that when need be :-[
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:10 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:IF you have 2 hours to kill I would suggest calling up your ISP for help - Sympatico or Rogers? They both keep you waiting forever but usu have good advice.


I indeed have Rogers, and I guess I could do that as well, but I work in 20 minutes, so that ain't gonna happen today. Maybe tomorrow morning.........

For some reason I see a formatting in my future :~(
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:29 pm

OK well I got home form work just now, and the internet is working again :-?

I guess I've learned my lesson about using LimeWire: DON'T!
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Postby eftda » Fri Jul 16, 2004 12:07 am

I dumpped limewire the other year.. It was too slow... er I mean, Whats limewire :-D
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Postby Tavish » Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:25 am

eftda wrote:I dumpped limewire the other year.. It was too slow... er I mean, Whats limewire :-D


Busted! Not to steal LBJ's thunder but would me doing a rant about how immoral LimeWire/Kazaa/illegal_file_sharing is be a waste of time with people here?
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Postby LBJackal » Fri Jul 16, 2004 3:26 am

Rant all you want.............. but I don't think you'll change anybody's mind.

I still buy CD's that I would have before, and probably more movies than I did before, but I understand where you're coming from. By using it, you promote it's use and make it more popular, and not everybody will still buy as many movies/cd's as they would otherwise.

I also think that this has opened the door to pay sites which charge a dollar per song. If the free DL programs are done away with, these sites like iTunes, etc, will become very popular and maybe revive the music industry.
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Postby Madison » Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:34 am

I won't support or try to stop anyone from using the free download of stuff, but I will say that when it comes to the music industry, they brought it on themselves. I'm sure quite a few will disagree, but when you see a music star living in mulitmillion dollar homes with more cars than they can possibly drive, then why must they rip off the consumer to get their latest CD? A music CD is produced for less than $2 a pop, yet they sell for $14.99. I can see why quite a few people have decided to stop supporting music artists and would rather download it for free.

I do buy music CD's, go to concerts, go to movies, buy movies, etc. Just discussing the situation at hand. ;-)
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