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View Poll Results: Where does the fault lie in computer problems ?

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  • The computer caused the problem.

    0 0%
  • The user caused the problem.

    9 37.50%
  • Both caused the problem.

    15 62.50%
  1. #21

    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    Especially Hardware with moving parts, Hard Drive and fans have more of chance not being your fault unless you were careless, also did not regularly perform maintenance on them and clean them (fans). Any electronics are subject to failure sooner or later, defects or age related.

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  2. #22

    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Almost all the "issues" are one form of PEBKAC or another. If the thread has an exclamation mark, unjustified uppercase or the word "Help" in the title then it is definitely PEBKAC...
    Had to look that up, never heard that word before, good one, perfect definition. User error - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I had to read this a couple of times, good

    The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair
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  3. #23

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    I see a lot of it's (insert name of computer manufacturer) fault! Or it's Microsoft's fault!

    People changing the default permissions for what ever reason crops up a bit too.

    Then there's the "but this program worked just fine in Windows 7 so it can't be the issue?" The list goes on and on.

    I see more human error than computer error.
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  4. #24

    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    perfectly good Windows 8.1 computer
    LOL. Nice oxymoron.
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  5. #25

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

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  6. #26

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  7. #27

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    I say both. Depends what kind of problem you're talking about. Do think the majority are due to the person at the keyboard/touchscreen though.
    Last edited by popeye; 10 Feb 2015 at 23:06. Reason: do due
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