Reply to post: Probably fairly common

User needed 40-minute lesson in turning it off and turning it on again

Florida1920 Silver badge
Facepalm

Probably fairly common

Once worked for a company a major PC mfr outsourced tech support to. Working Christmas Day for the extra $$$, I get The Call. Customer has just set up new PC and "it was working fine until I turned it off. When I turned it on again it wouldn't do anything." What did you do before turning it off?

Naturally, he had to delete the Windows directory, because he didn't need it anymore and it was using a lot of HD space (this was in 2000).

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019