ITT: PC horror stories. how many blue screens have you seen in your life?

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how many blue screens have you seen in your life?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is that the xcom 2 snake?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      omg it's fricking over, THREADS OVER EVERYONE
      THE SNAKE FRICKER IS HERE!! ITS JUST GOING TO BE SNAKE FRICKING POSTING NOW
      WHATS YOUR PROBLEM WHY DO YOU WANT TO SUCK ON SNAKE breasts SO BADLY?????? HOLY SHIT WHATS YOUR DEAL?? SNAKE FRICKER ON SITE, GUYS
      HE WANTS A SNAKE TO COIL AROUND AND RIDE HIM AGAINST HER OWN TAIL, WHAT A BOZO
      SO WHAT IF ITS THE XCOM SNAKE CALM DOWN!! CALM THE FRICK DOWN, WHY DO I WANT SNAKE WOMAN TO FRICK ME AND HISS DEEP IN MY EAR AND FLICK HER TONGUE 30 CMS DOWN MY THROAT??? CHILL OUT DUDE YOURE WEIRDING US OUT

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Frick I read that in his voice

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Damn this isn't a copypasta? Good shit anon, it's really amazing that people can still come up with this stuff off the cuff these days. I hope you have a great day. Oh and a few years back I spilled a splash of water from my bottle onto my laptop's keyboard and it immediately shut down. 100% bricked by like a sip worth of water. That's my biggest computer blunder. Sucked.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, it's someone's fursona.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      omg it's fricking over, THREADS OVER EVERYONE
      THE SNAKE FRICKER IS HERE!! ITS JUST GOING TO BE SNAKE FRICKING POSTING NOW
      WHATS YOUR PROBLEM WHY DO YOU WANT TO SUCK ON SNAKE breasts SO BADLY?????? HOLY SHIT WHATS YOUR DEAL?? SNAKE FRICKER ON SITE, GUYS
      HE WANTS A SNAKE TO COIL AROUND AND RIDE HIM AGAINST HER OWN TAIL, WHAT A BOZO
      SO WHAT IF ITS THE XCOM SNAKE CALM DOWN!! CALM THE FRICK DOWN, WHY DO I WANT SNAKE WOMAN TO FRICK ME AND HISS DEEP IN MY EAR AND FLICK HER TONGUE 30 CMS DOWN MY THROAT??? CHILL OUT DUDE YOURE WEIRDING US OUT

      No, it's someone's fursona.

      >Snake people

      keeshee is a fat moron and owes me cuddle-sex

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Twitter furry, aka not even a furry who wants to be a furry.
      aka you're in a twitter post thread.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        'Appreciate it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      NCS artist's Keeshee
      Basically just takes memes and puts snake people in it. Decently funny. Good expressiveness.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I set my PC fans to 100% at all times in BIOS. Cooling maxxed.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >fans to 100% at all times
      >he doesn't know
      rip...

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's nothing wrong with that. It's how computers used to work.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          keyword used to. guess what happens now

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The fans spin at full speed. As they should.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Global warming. His pc is going to be underwater by the end of the decade.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nothing happens. Fans are the second most durable reliable of pc parts. After the case.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What surprised me was how the worst part of doing my self build was wrangling windows.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was getting random BSODs on my last build, couldn't figure out the cause.

    Eventually I build my current PC and as I was gutting my old PC for its SSDs I noticed one of the ram sticks was just slightly loose and I'm 99% certain that was what was causing it.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Fricking around on computer
    >Playing Pizza Tower
    >Pizza Tower closes itself
    >Try to relaunch Pizza Tower
    >Account in use on another device
    >Steam goes offline and friend chat disconnects
    >Try to sign in; the password is incorrect
    >Frick frick frick FRICK
    >Brother walks in, asks me why I sent him a weird link
    >FRICK
    >Doing all sorts of shit to see what's going on
    >Wake up in a cold sweat

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've completely bricked a laptop
      Had to factory reset a PC once due to a nasty virus
      And lost access to all my files on another PC due to ransomware.

      I knew a fat moron that had this happen to him.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Used to bluescreen constantly from GPU errors
      Broke my old GPU because my wifi adapter nudged out of place while it was turned on and shorted the entire thing

      My steam account got hacked and recovered in the same day.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Had that happen to me for a year straight after I built my first computer

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The funny thing is it's been around 10 years since I've started building pcs, although I have been thinking of getting a new pc, maybe just mobo and cpu.
        My motherboard is gimped and the 2000 series ryzen cpus are in a weird position where they apparently don't work on newer chipsets.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I got woken up at 2am while backpacking in Japan by my phone asking if I just signed in to my steam account from somewhere in Brazil. Thank God for two factor authentication, how did those Brazilians know to strike while I was abroad? First and only time in nearly 20 years on Steam.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >motherboard on old PC dies
      >build new one for Christmas, reuse the GPU
      >works fine for 2 months
      >come home to find it turned itself off
      >won't turn back on
      >panic trying to figure out if something already died on this one and think about all the things I did building it that might have fricked it
      >finally start pulling parts out
      >finally starts when the GPU is out, apparently that died too
      And now I'm still shopping for a new one and can't even use the PC because it has no iGPU

      For me it's ransomware dreams

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        my wife's computer did this to me, it was having weird hitching all the time, even on the desktop, I replaced every single fricking component, some of them twice, trying to figure out what the problem was and after a year of it I just swapped rigs with her so it would be my problem full time. It wasd the god damn GPU which I never even considered because it was by far the newest part. so now I have 2 spare motherboards, a CPU and a set of RAM. it took me a nother 6 months to get my computer back from her too lol

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >my WIFE's computer blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >homosexual gets mad and suffers a breakdown when hearing a word that reminds him that he is not normal

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I knew some gay would get mad about that. let's say she's my tulpa if that makes you more comfortable

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Incels moment

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you don't do that here

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >For me it's ransomware dreams
        By any chance do you work in IT?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >no iGPU
        why would you do this to yourself? its like 20 bucks more even on the top tier models and a CPU can easily last you for a decade especially these days

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          nta but my last two motherboards havent had dedicated graphics, I admit the safety net would be nice but I dont care enough

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've had nightmares like this. Funnily enough I did have something like this happen to me once when my phone asked me if I meant to log in to an old email account from Brazil. I ended up changing my password on every account I have just in case.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      One nightmare I’ve had is my greedy backstabbing drug addicted family members breaking into my house to sell my PC while I’m at work under the sanctimonious guise of “your addiction to games is too strong” when they really just wanted the pocket money

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I tried overclocking an aging computer back in the day and it made the GPU susceptible to freezing. I needed a new PC anyhow so I didn't feel bad about it, but it did teach me not to overclock my current computers.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Damn dude I think you overdid the loop

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Also, having used VR and having a faulty motherboard, frequently dealing with my gpu just shitting itself and dying.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >playing vr
      >headset goes black
      >pc fans at max

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        For me it's
        >Playing VR
        >Suddenly a bunch of garbage data from my GPU shows up in VR view
        >Everything but the mouse is frozen on the desktop

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    On my families old windows 98 pc, lots.
    On my shit college laptop and current desktop, none.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >windows laptop updates
    >start getting frequent BSODs
    >error codes are related to failing memory
    >run memtest and memory is fine
    >start preparing to send the laptop in for repairs because anything beyond replacing RAM is beyond what I can do
    >don't reformat because I just recently did
    >randomly, after a reboot, instead of going straight into windows or crashing, windows goes to the system restore during boot informing me an update corrupted everything
    >let it reset which was a few days before everything started happening

    I then installed linux on my laptop and I haven't had a problem.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Outside of testing overclocks.
    Zero.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Snake people

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >PC has 3 drives: 500gb C drive, 250gb D drive (ripped from an old laptop) and a 1tb F drive
    >transport PC to a new place
    >randomly nothing is responding as neither keyboard nor mouse nor monitor work
    >frick around and unplug + replug shit trying to figure out wtf went wrong
    >that fixes it
    >suddenly massive slowdowns
    >restart into a bluescreen
    >trying to boot into C drive leads to a boot loop and booting into D drive leads to bluescreen
    >keep fricking around
    >eventually only have C drive plugged in stops the boot loop after 3 hours of trying everything
    >D drive from old laptop shit itself so fricking hard it cascaded into fricking up the C drive
    >recover files from D drive and junk it
    >still no clue wtf happened

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sometimes the bootloader gets put one one drive pointing at the os on another drive. multiple drives can have a bootloader on them. it can be a mess.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    post her fat snake futa art, do it you pussy.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      hey hold up I think this is a good idea woah hold on a minute let's circle back to this woaaah nelly hold up uno momento i think we should revisit this idea

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      time for my daily e621 gynomorph visit

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >gynomorph
        >not intersex

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >gynomorph
          >intersex
          >not dickgirl
          degeneracy has fallen

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do not get a cheap m.2. Useless piece of shit died twice.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >buy new cpu
    >upgrade mobo BIOS to support new cpu
    >new cpu doesn't post
    >switch to old cpu
    >works fine
    >new cpu
    >nothing
    >decide to upgrade BIOS again
    >too lazy to constantly switch cooller and thermal paste
    >deciede to run without it because "what can go wrong in 5 minutes"
    >start BIOS update
    >PC shuts down during update due to overheating, duh
    >old CPU doesn't post
    >think mobo bricked
    >clear CMOS and new CPU just works now
    PCs just have a mind of their own

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      on one hand i wish that they would just standardize PC parts entirely somehow,, I don't even know if that's possible, in my mind that would help with sorting these issues out already.
      but on the other hand i know that it's absolutely possible that this would lead to unbound israelitery beyond anything we've seen so far in both recent and historical times.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >constantly getting blue screens for no reason in the middle of games
    >check every piece one by one over and over again.
    >full reinstall and reseat everything multiple times along with trying older parts.
    >can not figure out what is causing it and not causing it.
    >go to friends house over the weekend with computer to see if he can help.
    >zero problems
    >none
    >go home on sunday after a weekend of gaming
    >zero problems
    >months later headset dies
    >get new one and plug it in through the pass through on the keyboard I have.
    >instant bluescreen.
    it never bluescreened when testing it at friends house because I saw no reason to use the pass through on my keyboard, I was so fricking pissed when I learned this because I love this keyboard and still use it.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    spent 4 hours trying to find out why my pc wouldn't post only for the solution was the CPU power connection being unnoticeably unplugged

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same but i forgot to plug the pc itself

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >fans being too loud
    literally nothing. the only noise to worry about from your computer is hard drives and most people don't use spinning rust nowadays

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    usually see my PC die in 5-8 years. then finally picked name brand parts, and my current PC is going 15 years with only 2 parts going semi bad. (the back up HDD which was trash, and the power on button, as its a cheap frame/button.)

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is this another one of those thinly veiled reptile fricker threads?

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been getting some strange black boxes on my second monitor for some time now. They occasionally flash on screen then go away. I'm a little worried my graphics card is dying but since I never see them on the other monitor I'm hoping it's just the monitor. I do bump into it sometime since it's on the edge of the desk

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's probably cmd opening and closing rapidly. If it's not happening just on startup your computer might have AIDS.
      For me:
      >get le alienware gayming laptop as a gift and actually end up liking it
      >starts BSODing on startup about 6 months in
      >only happens occasionally at first, then it happens every time
      >will also BSOD during normal use every once and a while
      >system is throwing errors related to memory and system boot
      >originally think it's a hardware problem, but diagnostics can't find anything
      >will still boot normally but only if I let it boot into system restore, then DON'T let it run diagnostics
      >get an email from my ISP that I seeded one (1) copy of NEED FOR SPEED 5 for the Nintendo Switch
      >wtf
      >check my router logs for the date, can't find anything
      >but I do find that my router is being logged into as admin for 1sec-2min routinely every 2-3 nights
      >connection goes to a place in Russia
      >oh frick oh god
      >close down the VPN port that whoever was connecting into, factory reset computer
      >computer is STILL BSODing on startup
      >become convinced there's malware on my fricking system image
      >google around
      >"bro just uninstall the alienware command center it comes with"
      >do it
      >it works
      >the mystery router connections were completely unrelated

      It was a mindfrick. Still don't know how the shit NEED FOR SPEED 5 got seeded from my IP.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        especially since need for speed 5 is about 20 years older than the switch

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I guess it was the remaster? I don't fricking know, man.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nah it's not that. It looks something like this, though the squares at the bottom are smaller and it's not always the same shape or size

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What web browser do you use? Edge has artifacts like that for some reason, I was seeing the same shit until I read somewhere about it. Switching to firefox fixed it.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            chrome, but now that you mention it I run the browser on the second monitor pretty much permanently so I guess it's just that.
            good to know it's just dogshit software and not the computer dying.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Bro you have fricking saved me i had kept it in the back of my mind for months.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I've got the same shit, it only happens when I'm using Brave (I know, commence your laughing).

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it's a chromium based browser and nvidia gpu thing. apparently it's a windows issue and is only cosmetic

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >>the mystery router connections were completely unrelated
        Every single device connected to the internet is constantly scanned by malicious actors in case they find something to use. I get 1,000 attempts everyday which is normal given that attempts can go up to the tens of thousands of requests.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, I accidentally left it so that it was visible to public access and also allowed VPN connections. I guess they just brute forced the password, it wasn't the default. I don't think they did anything too malicious but it freaked me out.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What is the artist behind all those drawings? I swear my dumb ass had it at one point in time but I can't find it even when image searching that image.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Google Dogisaga, artist is Katie Holmes(?)

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Built mine in 2016 and it's is shutting down randomly or freezing up. I clean it up (even replaced thermal paste) but still the same problem. I see this as a divine signal so i could upgrade to a new PC.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My previous PC 5 years ago had a component overheat and die while I was playing Honey Select. Had to build a new one after that.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    windows 10 Black folk be like
    >my pc updated then it broken!!!!
    >so i installed windows 10 again
    stockholm syndrome morons

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All of 2 on my current build, both of which had to do with a Corsair m2 that died.
    Warranty sorted it and I got a Samsung instead.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    too many, heatsink on my CPU wasn't seated properly thanks Intel, you bunch of israelites and I couldn't be fricked to fix it for a month or 2.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Very few since the 90s. It felt to me that Win95 would crash occasionally, but they've improved it with each version. I don't think I've been a bluescreen (or the equivalent of) in years.

    But the last time I fricked up my computer was when I bricked the CPU when trying to change a cooler, some 15 years ago.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    got blue screens at least daily back on win98, a few times on win2k, once in a while on XP
    haven't had one in over 15 years probably

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had a hard drive fail on me recently and it prompted me to start backing up my shit
    >SSD glitches one day and just fricking eliminated my windows install
    >I attribute it to heat; poorgay, video card burned out, was playing TF2 on integrated graphics
    >reinstall windows, a month later it happens again, drive stays dead this time
    >luckily didn't have anything major on it, just the OS
    >reinstall again
    >sifting through old forgotten hard drives, plug some in
    >find lots of old shit I thought I'd lost
    >spend a weekend backing it all up off the unreliable old SATAs and IDEs onto a new(er) 3TB drive
    >the 3TB fricking dies a few days later, taking not just the backups but most of my current shit and all my steam games with it
    I finally got an NVMe

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >if i have kids i'll name them ctrl, alt, and delete
    >when something goes wrong i can hit them all twice
    or however that went. rip bash

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Got Arx Fatalis for pre-ordering Dishonored, try to launch it, BSoD.
    Try it again, years later, BSoD, never touched the game since

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that's a shame, it's a pretty fun game. there's a mod for it you can find linked on the steam community page that makes it playable, I had issues too. that game had some crazy unique ideas
      >pick & powder herbs and flowers to make your own potions
      >multi stage recipes for dough, bread, pies, etc
      >light fires via manual rune casting and use it to cook your food via proximity

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >botw cooking
        >botw weapon durability
        what's up with that? is it a weird coincidence or did Nintendo actually rip off a 20+ year old almost-canceled no name crpg game

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >how many blue screens have you seen in your life?

    Windows 98se = constant
    Windows XP = not many, actually
    Windows Vista = really none
    Windows 7 = rare
    Windows 8.1 = rare
    Windows 10 = more than Windows 7 or 8.1, shockingly too many.

    I mostly use Linux and have been for well over a decade. So on Linux there are no 'blue screens'. Instead there are Kernel Panics.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      is a kernel panic about on par with a blue screen?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >is a kernel panic about on par with a blue screen?

        Depends on the distro. But they can be. Though, it's actually something has become rare for me. But in the past, it use to be like the equivalent of a bluescreen.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I am beyond disgruntled about being forced onto the shitpile that is windows 10, I clung to 7 for years past it's end of service date and only gave it up when games started telling me 'frick you, update or no play'
      it might have actually been elden ring that made me finally give in

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        People played elden ring on windows 7 anon, someone ported the dx12 to vulkan shit from linux and it actually ran the game better than using dx12.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    snussy

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there was a period of time where my computer crashed every other day it felt like, thanks to my shitty 2070 Super i had at the time
    i'd estimate over 100, and add an extra if my ransomware nightmare counts

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just had to deal with a random power cycle issue
    >Turn off and unplug pc
    >clean dust
    >plug in and turn on
    >power cycle
    >troubleshoot for hours with no success
    >give up and turn it on
    >it turns on
    Fricking wizards messing with me again.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the success stories with zero logical explanation are always the worst, i always think "it could just strike again anytime it wanted to"
      in those circumstances, i just pray. i'm too much of a brainlet to diagnose any issues myself

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >have slim console with heat issues
      >one month in it has unplayable symptoms
      >unplug it for a day
      >worked fine the last three weeks
      i get a console is a shitty computer, that was just a weird fix

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It happenned to me; it can be some crap on the power button.
      To check this, you can always try to turn it on by shorting the pins that go to the button directly with a screwdriver.
      If it isn't the case, it may be anything:
      - a bad capacitance (more and more rare, but we used to see that in the 2000s a lot)
      - a faulty VRM
      - a power supply problem (you can try swapping with another)

      Nowadays mobos are so tightfully integrated that you can't even replace the capacitances anymore.

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >how many blue screens have you seen in your life?
    a bunch on windows xp - turned out to be a loose hdd cable
    two on windows 7 - after installing sp1 - i still have no idea what caused it, reformatted and did fresh sp1 install and nothing ever happened again for as long i had 7
    one on windows 10 after 2020h2 update that forced me to reformat, for whatever reason it booted fine but then it would freeze at the desktop and blue screen. ironically i reformatted and reinstalled all the same software and it never happened again. wasn't too mad since by then i had w10 on a usb stick and you can reformat and reinstall in 5 minutes.
    none on w11 so far though i still dread the 'big' yearly update.

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw it's that nightmare again of your pc getting a virus

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >open my PC's window while playing a game that's producing massive heat
    >forget to close it overnight
    >wienerroaches

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      do you have a picture
      how the hell did you go about getting the situation sorted

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thousands. And I see more everyday. My workplace is getting a new building ready to move everything over to. Problem is it was supposed to be ready last year and management wanted everyone to have shiny new computers when they arrived so we had to make the old ones work. Well, the old ones are now pushing nine years old with five years since last BIOS or chipset update while we are pushing W11 soon and staying on windows update schedule for security reasons. Every day another machine bluescreens or takes an hour from boot to they can work, Then they working with 8GB ram and an intel i5 5th gen while using Teams and heavy journaling programs.

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not a pc but my og xbox fan makes a grinding noise now whenever im playing a game
    i was playing bloody roar yesterday when it was happening
    gotta replace it when i get torx screwdrivers in the mail

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >og xbox fan makes a grinding noise now
      no problem. re-lube the fan bearing. job done.

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >superglue on the finger again
    sometimes I hate trolling my friends cases.

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >installed crysis 3
    >next day decided to play it.
    >blue screen caused by crysis 3 even though i didn't start it.
    it's like i had that Elon chip in my head but this was around the release of Crysis 3

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No horror stories but I did a full system rebuild last week with new mobo+cpu and now I'm idling/topping at 50/70C instead of 35/55C as previously
    I'm not confident my paste application was the best but I have to take out my GPU to get at my fans which was a pain in the ass to seat in properly so I can't be fricked. I haven't messed with the mobo default fan configuration either

    sorry for the shitty horror story

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My Windows 95 PC would not play in-game audio for Everquest (just Everquest) if it used any other program with audio prior to running EQ.exe. Winamp, WAV player, Space Cadet Pinball, anything with audio.

    If I wanted to hear audio in Everquest, I had to restart that fricking 64MB RAM slug. I think W95 booted in like seven minutes and I had to do it every time. That, and it would randomly blue screen while playing games. Probably one BSOD for every 30 hours played.

    Frick Windows 95. Say what you want about Steve Jobs, but at least 90s Macs fricking worked.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Say what you want about Steve Jobs, but at least 90s Macs fricking worked
      They absolutely did not fricking work. Prior to OSX, MacOS classic had cooperative multitasking and basically no memory protection. Literally any program could bring down the entire system if it crashed.

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    happened with my 1050ti. Something went wrong with the drivers I guess but then it resolved itself and never had a problem with it again.
    Until I was cleaning it and put my fat finger through the fan lol.
    Still worked fine as I mostly play older games so heat wasn't a real issue. Only farcry 3 and crisis gave me grief in trying to find settings that wouldn't start a fire.

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I forgot how gay that front usb cable is. Had to disconnect it and almost ripped the whole socket out.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's the most fragile connector on every modern mobos.
      Careful with that one.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      god I want to rub that belly and kiss that fupa

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >don't update drivers for 7 months
    >everything goes fine
    >a random newish game displays a "Drivers not up to date!" warning
    >drivers start failing randomly

    They FRICKING do it on purpose, right?

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >swap cpu
    >pc doesn't post, it restart
    >black screen
    >ez debug led lights up on cpu
    >start panicking
    >remove ram/cmos battery
    >same thing
    >put back old cpu
    >same thing happen
    >ohgod.jpg
    >let it reboot few times
    >pc boots like normally
    >thankgod.jpg
    >decide to put new cpu back
    >not plugging the cpu fan just the heatsink with 2 screws and holding it to see if it post
    >wait few min
    >it works
    >remove heatsink to apply thermal paste and reassemble everything
    >tfw no more thermal paste
    Had to pay 7 bucks so that Amazon would deliver me the next day, but man that was scary, I legit thought I had broken something or I had a fake cpu

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >assemble new PC
    >everything's new, except the hard drives
    >it doesn't turn on once assembled
    I fricking hate this. When you're just replacing one component you know where the to look but when everything's new it could be anything.
    Turns out the RAM needed to be placed in 2 and 4, not 1 and 3 as the manual said.

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    many. i've had to install windbg as a consequence and now i know that my usb audio interface needs to be restarted at least once a month otherwise it starts causing a stack overflow security forced crash.

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Build PC for first time
    >Either fried the MOBO or it came dead
    >Extremely paranoid about opening up any PC ,even to clean dust, from then on

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I got a new case with only a mesh front panel instead of one with a separate fine-mesh insert and it lets SO MUCH FRICKING DUST IN I HATE IT

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >blue screens
    I've been using Linux since 2006.

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I get blue screens 80% of the time when trying to wake up my computer from sleep tbh
    Doesn’t happen on start and restart or at any other time, but for some reason my gpu really doesn’t like waking up and gives nvlddmkm error bsod

  55. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >installing heatsinks
    Every time, never gets less stressful.
    >flashing BIOS in a desperate attempt to make mobo compatible with graffix card
    It worked in the end but I was sweating bullets.
    >batman Arkham asylum gpu failure fakeout
    Frick YOU. Got me good.
    >"coil whine"
    >changes pitch depending on what's being displayed on my monitors

  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is here a IT worker Guy present, who has experience about such IT stuff and like hardware / game development?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      holy shit frick off

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My pc can't uptate and the task bar/windows key stopped working for months now

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty sure its the system 32 bug, delete it

  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Outside of the ones caused by the shitty chink drivers that you needed to use a DS3 on the PC back in the day, 0.

  59. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >how many blue screens have you seen in your life?
    Twice
    Once when my video card died
    The other one was when I installed Dungeon Siege and tried to play it and it somehow bluescreened, windows took care of it somehow
    Both scared the shit out of me

  60. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A few, last time a storage drive failed rendering windows unbootable. Turned out when I first installed windows 10 it decided to put the boot partition on the storage drive despite installing the rest of the OS on the intended main drive. I used some software that rewrote the boot to the main drive thankfully without having to reinstall, and was even able to backup anything worthwhile from the failing drive. moral of the story I learned never plug in more than one drive until after windows is installed

  61. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Latch for component requires so much force it feels like it's gonna snap

  62. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had a problem recently where my computer would not boot. It would just freeze on the post screen. I'd reboot and then it would boot fine. It happened every single time. I didn't have the money to buy a new computer at the time so I was super paranoid but the computer worked just fine after the reboot. Turned out to be a problem with the keyboard that was fixed by simply unplugging it and then plugging it back in. Something to do with the USB hardware getting stuck in a faulty state that would cause power up to fail but reboots to work. I just needed to cut power to the keyboard to reset the hardware.

  63. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember them being pretty frequent back in the W95/98 days. I'm pretty sure even just trying to use certain bad / scratched CDs could cause a BSOD at some point. Beyond that they weren't a common occurrence. During the XP and later Vista days I started OCing my PC and had some BSODs due to instability while dialing the settings in, but other than that I don't remember any stability issues on XP. Vista had some driver wonkiness early on but that's about it. W7, W8 and W10 have all been extremely stable beyond problems caused by actual hardware issues, either hardware breaking or just bad OC settings. I'm pretty sure I have some W10 devices that I never OC'd and that have never had a BSOD at all. Haven't used W11 beyond a quick try since it looks like a shitty usability downgrade so far.

  64. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I should have been more concerned when my hard drive started to make funny noises and started moving stuff then

  65. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >how many blue screens have you seen in your life?
    I had many screens from what eventually turned out to be RAM sticks that had come loose somehow. I also had random shutdowns from what turned out to be a yanky PSU.
    Bricks where shat, sphincters were splintered and much anxiety was had.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Bricks where shat, sphincters were splintered
      heh

  66. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Play Witcher 3
    >nothing
    >Play Dragon Age: Origins
    >fans start getting loud

  67. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >legs on snake women instead of them being nagas
    Cringe

  68. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >build PC in 2012
    >still cookin'

  69. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >leave PC on for a bit, completely idle with no programs running
    >go to get a drink, end up making something to eat
    >come back to see my SSD (NVME) no longer recognized by my computer
    >PC apparently booted into my emergency partition on my backup HDD
    >restart computer in a cold sweat
    >SSD is recognized on reboot
    >everything is now back to normal

    I have never felt such a scare before. Apparently the only thing that changed was a % being shaved off of my SSD's lifespan. It's still at 97%, so I'm not too worried. Still, always keep a backup partition guys. Never know when you'll need it.

  70. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This artist is such an obnoxious homosexual, honestly

  71. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was using broken RAM for years at it was silently corruptig my files and causing random crashes. If in doubt, test your RAM, folks.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      t. moron

  72. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only thing i'm worried about is my PSU getting bricked.
    I've had the same 1000w unit for nearly 10 years now.
    The only thing that has actually happened to me was due to my own stupidity.
    Trying to get my old CPU out to re-apply paste, I accidentally flattened all the pins on the motherboard.
    I just used to occasion to upgrade mobo, cpu, gpu and ram.

  73. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Naturally? a few
    While overclocking and being a dumbass? about a 100 bsods

  74. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >NCS' animations are crisp and clean
    >single images are the most pixellated "do I look like I know what a jay-peg is?" shit you've ever seen
    Why the frick are artists prone to doing completely moronic shit like this?

  75. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >haven't had computer issues for like 10 years
    >know it's only a matter of time till my PC starts acting fricky
    I get paranoid at the slightest shit that looks weird with my PC
    For example I have a widget on my desktop showing me the space on my main hard drive. Microshits forced updates occasionally just make those GBs start dropping like crazy causing me to panic thinking I got a virus that's nuking my hard drive. It's driving me nuts

  76. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >start using new pc
    >silent and fast
    >runs things great
    >day later
    >takes forever to boot
    >fans are loud and software randomly stutters
    >check hardware
    >no defective parts and devoid of dust
    >check software
    >nothing running except the basics
    >still loud and slow
    bros

  77. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >build PC in 2015
    >all works fine
    >2017
    >PC randomly starts freezing for anywhere between a few seconds and several minutes
    >discover that it never freezes if I have a video playing or if I'm running a game
    >PC also then starts randomly turning itself on in the middle of the night
    >no idea why these are happening but just put up with it for several months
    >PC then starts failing to POST sometimes, just turn it on, the lights and fans come on, and then it restarts itself, sometimes several time sin a row before it works
    >gets to the point where the PC just won't post at all and gets stuck in an endless loop of restarting
    >call local PC shop, they tell me to bring it down to the to have a look
    >tell myself "I'll give it one more try before I take it to the shop"
    >PC miraculously turns on with no problems
    > freezing and random turning on all suddenly stop
    >PC worked absolutely fine thereafter
    To this day I have no idea what the problem was, I didn't touch any of the cables or hardware, and there was no viruses on there

  78. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >driver stops functioning
    >find the solution and fix it
    >later driver stops again
    >first solution no longer works
    >keep repeating possible fixing methods until it starts working again
    >driver issue comes back quicker than before
    >repeat a few cycles, issue comes back quicker every time
    >now none of the solutions work anymore

  79. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Window$ update notification
    >click ok and go take a shit
    >come back to le blue screen of frick ups
    >try everything to save installation
    >need to fricking format, repartition and do new install

    Large windows updates are fricked up, at his point i'm more afraid of windows update than of malware. Also never forget to back up your data kids, you'll need it eventually.

  80. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Used to have these all the time. I don't miss it. In comparison, modern systems can have uptimes measured in months before funny things start happening.

  81. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    About 15 years ago I had a PC that went through several motherboards. All of them eventually developed the same issue, the system would completely lock up at random but it'd happen more and more frequently over time until it would no longer even boot. The first time it happened I just got a new mobo and thought that was it, the 2nd time I was suspicious but since a new mobo fixed it again I thought I might've just been extremely unlucky. When it eventually froze with the 3rd mobo too, I bought a new PSU which fixed the issue for good, luckily the mobo wasn't damaged yet and the PC still works even today.
    That was the last time I got a noname chinkshit PSU.

  82. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >every second Tuesday Windows forces an update
    >don't want to restart
    >hard drive starts clicking
    >get worried
    >ignore it, but it's still there
    >Windows forces a restart after a week
    >clicking goes away
    ok I guess
    >next month, new update
    >hard drive starts clicking again
    is it the update that's doing this shit or what

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They're trying to send you a message

  83. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >new to PCs
    >one day PC starts beeping on start up
    >no idea what it is because everything looks fine and nothing is out of place
    >Google it
    >possibly a gpu mounting error
    >plug out plug in
    >fixed
    Then I bough a support for it because I started worrying about my gpu sagging.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What gpu?

      I've lost a PC to a lightning strike, another to a soundcard exploding (no joke, I pulled the card out and there was literally a crater in the black stuff covering one of the big chips), and one to thermal contractions literally snapping the bits holding the CPU cooler in place.
      If driver updates do nothing, random blue screens are usually connected to RAM or a hard drive going bad in my experience.

      Oh, and for all that, the worst I've felt was an easy fix.
      I updated the BIOS and when I restarted, the POST screen was just a random jumble of letters.
      Luckily it was fixed by clearing the CMOS (thank you, manual) and you better believe I left that shit alone since.

      I can't decide if a problem directly caused by you or a force of nature/manufacturing defect is worse

  84. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've lost a PC to a lightning strike, another to a soundcard exploding (no joke, I pulled the card out and there was literally a crater in the black stuff covering one of the big chips), and one to thermal contractions literally snapping the bits holding the CPU cooler in place.
    If driver updates do nothing, random blue screens are usually connected to RAM or a hard drive going bad in my experience.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh, and for all that, the worst I've felt was an easy fix.
      I updated the BIOS and when I restarted, the POST screen was just a random jumble of letters.
      Luckily it was fixed by clearing the CMOS (thank you, manual) and you better believe I left that shit alone since.

  85. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >boot up game
    >coil whine
    It's over isn't it....

  86. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >try to force a windows 11 update on "incompatible" pc
    >change bios settings for it to work
    >brick motherboard

  87. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >PC horror stories

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't even have to include the blue for mega man anymore.

  88. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have never seen a bluescreen on a PC after WinXP

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how does it make your 'ick feel?

  89. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Side of case has fans attached
    >Cleaning out the pc
    >Side falls from where I put it
    >Don't think too much of it
    >Go plug in pc after
    >Burning smell and smoke
    >Turn off power and go inspect
    >The cables to fan were damaged from the fall and started shorting and Melting
    >Fried several of my parts alongside it

  90. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >when you find ncsarts BBW Keeshee collection

  91. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Built a new pc yesterday. Was having a lot of fun then it suddently shut off, and didn't want to turn on. I panicked since it was all new parts, but issue was on the back of case where it accidentally grounded one psu cable to the case.

  92. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In 2008 I had like 2 months of stress because my computer would hang for almost no reason
    >Go over friends house for a LAN, mostly play CS:S and TF2 but decide to install shitty korean freemium games to frick around in for the night
    >Play Drift City
    >Get to some mission and the turn in reward guy says "YOU'LL PAY FOR THIS"
    >Lights flicker because of a rolling thunderstorm
    >My computer shuts off and boots back up, will randomly hang between 15 mins and 2 hours of booting up
    >Swap literally every component and reinstall windows xp over the next two months, still having the problem
    >Almost ready to throw in the towel and spend all my shitty summer job savings on a new computer
    >When I swap my HDD last, I notice there is a small crack in the sata cable where it plugs into the HDD, one of the pins is almost bent/broken
    >Replace sata cable and the fricking problem goes away
    That is literally the only time in my life where a cable caused a problem for a computer, I have never had a faulty part after that, the only other issues I ever had was a mobo getting fried for no reason and a faulty 8600 GT that arrived DOA from newegg

  93. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember when I was younger my dad gave me a new case for my PC
    and when I moved all the components from one case to another, in the course of doing so I apparently killed my GPU (probably from static)
    PC building is some dumb bullshit

  94. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nothing crazy but helldivers 2 closed on me 3 weeks ago. my CPU reading was 97C. fans work still. i have no idea what happened.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      probably just a ctd, dunno if the game had a crash system but they arent infallible

  95. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i coked my dogshit secondary pc that didn't have case fans because i was to lazy to open the case when my gpu hit 90°

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do you live in hell?
      My front fans didnt work for the past 6+ months because the fan controller pin came out

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