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Captaincow's Chats #6 - Messing up a PC

Captaincow285

21 months ago

Ok. I'm in a PC class, and school is winding down. I've been tasked to ruin 4 desktops with 7 errors each for the senior final in a PC hardware troubleshooting class. Give me imaginative combinations to make the seniors go crazy!

Have fun! So will I.

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 6 points

How about you give them a Mac to fix

  • 21 months ago
  • 5 points

Use that Memz virus or whatever it's called

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAs251fWJ10

  • 21 months ago
  • 5 points

Go to internet explorer. Search up "free antivirus", and click on any site from the 20th page. Have fun.

  • 21 months ago
  • 6 points

After that he probably needs to get some more ram.

I suggest this website https://downloadmoreram.com

Edit: sarcasm people

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

who downvoted?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Who knows lol

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  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

sssshhh.

  • 21 months ago
  • 4 points

Bruh make it easy for them. C'mon.

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Replace the thermal paste with peanut butter.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

That's actually not all that bad... I used toothpaste as thermal paste once because I was out, and while it did add a pretty significant temperature increase, it didn't overheat.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually plagiarism. I saw somebody else on PCPP say it a while ago, and I stole their joke. I don't even remember who they were.

=(

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

R1P

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Reverse the mouse button settings. They'll wonder why the context menu keeps popping up.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Bend the pins in the socket if Intel and try chipping off a component on a ram stick

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh man that's mean...

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I can think of other even more mean ideas

  • 21 months ago
  • 4 points

Messing up a PC Destroying a PC

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Put transparent tape under the mouse to block the light/sensor.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Plug the wrong psu cable into the psu and some other important piece.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Download a bunch of... stuff. Run malware bytes to confirm you have 50+ viruses. Leave them un quarantined, and delete file explorer, all browsers, edge, and internet explorer, delete settings, and delete the graphics driver. Then remove RAM, install DDR2 RAM in a DDR3 MoBo, and remove CPU cooler.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

How would you fix that lol?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Start by fixing the physical problems, then run. If it gets to a boot, you can get the access key and reinstall windows.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe this is abuse. I am calling the police.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Remove all the certificates installed (but probably need to know how to re-install them).

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

If the PC's have two or more RAM Dimms swap one of them with RAM of a different speed and cas.

If the motherboards have any jumpers, and could have....well you get the idea.

Kill a power supply fan.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. I'm in a PC class

Lucky :(

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Install some sketch from the web

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Run the CPU without a cooler

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Too late. I did it a week ago.

And I did do that.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

What are all the things that you tried?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I:

  1. Unseated all the RAM

  2. Unplugged the front I/O

  3. Put a password on the BIOS

  4. Put a password on the hard drive

And 3 other things I forget.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Overclock a computer to the point of BSOD.

Create a RAID1 array. Break one of the drives. Make that the 7th issue so they have a hell of a time figuring it out.

Pull a random capacitor off the motherboard.

Snap a RAM stick, then hold it together and get it back in the slot.

Wedge a SATA connector onto an internal USB header.

Trim a single pin out of the motherboard's VGA port.

Get creative with bad thermal paste, or put a tight piece of cling film on the heatsink.

Unplug some random fans from the headers.

Random application of rare-earth magnets (you can buy a tube of them for cheap from a home improvement store).

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Unplug EPS power and hide cable. Plug monitor into MOBO video out rather than GPU Change the standard mouse pointer to the busy one.

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