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KnowItAll
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sometimes it really works

my old 20 yr old computer that I have 98 on so that I can play old games that I cannot get to work on newer comp/op sys/video card etc, stopped working.

it just froze mid game and when I went to reboot it, it just kept coming up with boot disk failure, insert system disk. I tried a lot of different ways around it and nothing worked. So I punch the side three times, really rocked it, now it works again, at least for now. Go figure :)


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Re: sometimes it really works

Works on a stereo system too :wink:


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Re: sometimes it really works

KnowItAll wrote:I tried a lot of different ways around it and nothing worked. So I punch the side three times, really rocked it, now it works again, at least for now. Go figure :)
Electronics repair technicians commonly refer to that process as "percussive maintenance". :rotf:

(Seriously speaking, though, it's probably an indication that your hard drive is wearing out. Unfortunately, those old IDE hard drives are very hard to find these days.)


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