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Windows 7: problem fixed itself.....

09 Apr 2010   #1
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
problem fixed itself.....

Gah, i got a phone call from my parents that live about 15 mins away, saying their printing isnt working.

I personally fixed this computer and set it all up myself AND checked to make sure it worked. So i get the call, and start heading that way. About 10 mins into the drive she calls me back saying "oh nevermind, it started working."

I cant remember how many times i've heard the same thing. That it magically fixes itself when i'm on my way over OR, the problem doesnt happen when i'm over there to fix it.

Can i get any witnesses? :P
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09 Apr 2010   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

Tip   Tip
Next time wait Half an hour before leaving
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09 Apr 2010   #3
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Tip   Tip
Next time wait Half an hour before leaving
haha, yea, maybe i should start doing that
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09 Apr 2010   #4
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

happens to me too... almost exactly same situation, set up the girlfriends printer on a network for her so her parents and sister can use it too, made sure everything was working, set static ip's etc. 2 days later i get a phone call
GF:"printer isn't working"
Me: is the router and the printer turned on?
GF: yes its saying its printing nothings happening,

i get over there, and she hasnt turned the router on.... all the time insisting that i had done something to break it
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09 Apr 2010   #5
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post

i get over there, and she hasnt turned the router on.... all the time insisting that i had done something to break it
Yea, the entire time your thinking "well, did i do this, or did i skip or forget to do this?"
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09 Apr 2010   #6
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

in fairness though... alot of the time, minor problems do fix themselves, i have lost track of the amount of times my pc has been "misbehaving" even after a reboot but switching it off and unplugging it for 30 seconds does the job
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09 Apr 2010   #7
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Yea, or even just a restart can fix many problems. Or making sure the device is plugged in or turned on.
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09 Apr 2010   #8
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by starwolf1336 View Post
Yea, or even just a restart can fix many problems. Or making sure the device is plugged in or turned on.
that one always helps
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09 Apr 2010   #9
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

and making sure caps lock isnt on when you enter login passwords :P i have been guilty of this a few times
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