Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 52

Thread: Good God, I hate Windows...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Hilleroed, Denmark
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Good God, I hate Windows...

    Warning: Venting post ahead!

    So, I was going to record a short video of a running program using SnagIt on my girlfriend's Windows 7 computer. No problem, I've done that before. I first did a couple of test recordings to check if the encoding was as I last set it. Seemed fine. So I started recording a 3 minute video. But when SnagIt had encoded it, for some reason only the first 40 seconds or so were recorded. Weird. So I just recorded the video again. But this time, SnagIt popped up with a box telling me the format or encoding of the file could not be recognized. Double weird, since I just recorded some test videos with no problem and haven't changed any settings. So, I did the recording a third time... and again SnagIt complained about not recognizing the file format or encoding or something. And not only that, now Windows 7 completely locked up. CTRL+ALT+DEL didn't do anything. I had to press the power button for 20 seconds or so before the computer restarted... and then stopped booting. Windows now wouldn't load at all. So I chose the "startup repair" option from the boot menu. It scanned for a long while, not giving me any information, so I was unsure of whether or not it was actually doing anything. But then a box popped up asking if I wanted to restore the system to the last saved restore point. Since this was the only option given (with still no information about any errors found or anything!), I chose yes. The blue progress bar on the computer has now been going back and forth for half an hour without any information or progress reports...

    I just wanted to record a three minute video. Like I've done before. But this time it completely trashed the system for some unfathomable reason. God, I hate Windows...
    Laserbrain Studios - Currently developing Hidden Asset!
    Ascii Sector - Real-time roguelike in space!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Beans
    129
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Good God, I hate Windows...

    Hi,

    Relax. Something must have caused the problem.
    But how come you made a thread when there is nothing wrong about Ubuntu?

    Seeing that the PC is still loading (that means you haven't started system restore right?) you could just force shut down and try starting again.

    In fact, you might want to try choosing "Command Prompt" in the menu and type chkdsk to check for disk errors and/or corruption issues. It's a strange problem.

    Good Luck
    Solved VAIO-NVIDIA related Graphics problems! Always wanted to triple-boot Windows + Mac + Ubuntu
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1470822
    http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    London, England
    Beans
    8,479
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Good God, I hate Windows...

    What are you? You're a PC. Blame all those people who claim Windows 7 was their idea. What you got must have been what they wanted.

    I sympathize with your frustration.

    Regards.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: Good God, I hate Windows...

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    What are you? You're a PC. Blame all those people who claim Windows 7 was their idea.
    I don't care whose idea Windows 7 was, but as a web developer I want to shoot the person whose idea IE6 was.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    France.
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu Mate Development Release

    Re: Good God, I hate Windows...

    Welcome to the Recurring Discussions.
    | My old and mostly abandoned blog |
    Linux user #413984 ; Ubuntu user #178
    J'aime les fraises.
    Nighty night me lovelies!

    | Reinstalling Ubuntu ? Please check this bug first ! |
    | Using a ppa ? Please install ppa-purge from universe, you may need it should you want to revert packages back |
    | No support requests / username changes by PM, thanks. |

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    uk
    Beans
    8,221
    Distro
    Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Good God, I hate Windows...

    Convert girlfriend to Ubuntu.
    If you believe everything you read, you better not read. ~ Japanese Proverb

    If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed. - Mark Twain

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Hilleroed, Denmark
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Good God, I hate Windows...

    Quote Originally Posted by theasprint View Post
    But how come you made a thread when there is nothing wrong about Ubuntu?
    I posted this in the Community Cafe, not the help forums. I'm just venting, like it clearly said in my post.

    Windows wouldn't load, which is why I chose the "startup repair" option. And I assume it's doing the system restore now, since I chose yes when it asked me. The progress bar is still going, though, with the unhelpful message of "Attempting repairs...". 50 minutes so far. Clicking "Cancel" informs me that the operation cannot be canceled. Sigh.
    Laserbrain Studios - Currently developing Hidden Asset!
    Ascii Sector - Real-time roguelike in space!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Hilleroed, Denmark
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Good God, I hate Windows...

    Quote Originally Posted by bapoumba View Post
    Welcome to the Recurring Discussions.
    Thank you. I actually tried to post there, but it seems posts can only be moved there...
    Laserbrain Studios - Currently developing Hidden Asset!
    Ascii Sector - Real-time roguelike in space!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    USA
    Beans
    3,187

    Re: Good God, I hate Windows...

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    What are you? You're a PC. Blame all those people who claim Windows 7 was their idea.
    Windows 7 was my idea, too bad I was drunk that day ...

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Beans
    1,438
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Good God, I hate Windows...

    And I've managed to trash an Ubuntu install by doing an apt-get update.

Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •