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    Keep it clean/don't get caught

    I'm almost ashamed to post this, but it may help save a fellow Lounger some pain in the future.

    I have just spent close on two days chasing a problem on a desktop PC which kept "freezing". Initial observations made me suspect a virus or spyware. Sophos found no virus but Ad-aware found various things, about 4 or 5 from memory. The problem occurred again so I cleaned up the HDD, defragged and surface scanned. Again the problem so I did a burn test which didn't find anything.

    So, a call to the local tech who took it away and returned within the hour. Seems there was rather a lot of dusk "inside" which he blew away and now all seems well. Me, I'm blaming all the rain! <post#=341925>post 341925</post#>
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    Re: Keep it clean/don't get caught

    Granville

    Why are you surprised that there's a lot of dusk in your PC? It's a closed container with only a few holes in it to let the air in and out. The only way of making it lighter inside would be to take the case off, which wouldn't be very safe.

    I certainly haven't heard before of any problems to do with lack of light inside a computer! There's always a first time, though!

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    Re: Keep it clean/don't get caught

    Granville,
    I'm sure he or you meant "dust" not dusk in your machine. I do think that unless there was a lot of DUST in the fans or on the heatsinks, that dust wasn't your problem.

    More likely, you had an occurance of "SWF" and the tech had to come up with somrthing better than that!!!!! <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: Keep it clean/don't get caught

    But the inside of my fridge isn't at all dusky. <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

    Thanks for pointing out my slip, that should have been "dust" not "dusk". <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30>
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    Re: Keep it clean/don't get caught

    I can accept the dust explanation, as the other factor I didn't mention is that the humidity here is currently around 110% and this particular machine is within 10 feet of the main door the the hotel. I figure a combo of dust, humidity, air-conditioning and constantly opening and closing to the door to outside air may be contributing factors. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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