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Preparing for Those ‘Requests for Tech Help’ Ahead of Time Can Pay Off [Humorous Image]

We have all been there…waiting for the inevitable ‘repeat request’ for help, but ‘sometimes’ you can save the day ahead of time with a little bit of preparation! Then there are the times when it is just best to admit defeat…

Found this today while working on a clients completely hosed PC… [Reddit IIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTT]

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Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 11/27/12

Comments (9)

  1. indianacarnie

    lol! Now I’m curious….. wonder what it is/was?

  2. Cyragia

    Probably a batch file to reboot the computer :D
    sources: “Have you tried turning it off and on again ?”

  3. Ruja

    I do this with PCs of my family. I always set up an “Ask for Help” shortcut to TeamViewer.

  4. Outta Control

    It’s a batch file and the script is as follows:

    shutdown -p


  5. Burned

    The machine is infected with a Rogue Security Center.
    Note the security center icon in the system tray, beside the actual one.
    America Online, lol. You got mail.

  6. gyffes

    There are so many Sources of Misery on there I wouldn’t know where to start.. iWin, RealPlayer, 4 diff AV apps… Windows…

    “you have backups, right?

    sudo yum install fedora


  7. steven

    Anyone else notice the pokemon game?

  8. Keith


    You are your computer’s worst enemy, not your OS. I rarely blame Windows for these messes.

  9. This is a PICNIC

    Problem In Chair Not In Computer

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