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Computer restarts in an average day?

View Poll Results: Number of computer restarts in an average day?
Seldom to Never...(or, "Never, because I own a Mac!") 141 73.82%
1 time 22 11.52%
2 times 14 7.33%
3 times 7 3.66%
4 times 4 2.09%
5 + (my computer hates me!) 3 1.57%
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Old 12-22-2004, 03:27 PM
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PC restarts have to do with corruption and/or with inadequate RAM or HD space (the latter is easily fixed with an external HD...I use two 120meg Maxtors).

Corruption is inevitable with 98. I preferred that OS over XP, but it self destructs inevitably, no matter what you do. Design flaw.

98 is also much more vulnurable to popups and other online grief than is XP.

XP's great IMO. But I loved 98 since the first release until online probs and accumulated corruption drove me to XP (I run 4 systems, one's a laptop incapable of upgrade to XP) and I loved 3.1 before that.
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Old 01-05-2005, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Janet Petty
My computer is the only one not connected to battery backup and we live where the power goes out often. I shutdown my computer completely every time it thunders.
My father bought a battery backup device and he uses it all the time as the electric in our hmoe goes off a few times a days, so i rigged my setup to use his backup, but instead of him getting approx 15 mins of backup juice, it lasts only 30 secs, so he pulled the plug on it, now i have to constantly save work in case it goes, so far it has cost me a few HD's and has caught me out whilst nearly finishing work.

I would say i reboot at least 7 or 8 times a day, mainly non-voluntary
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Old 01-06-2005, 02:19 AM
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Thats a lot of electricity cuts, what part of Wales are you in?
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Old 01-06-2005, 12:48 PM
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as Win32 system i use Win2KPro, and restart only if i install something that requires restarting... my Unix systems are Mandrake (now 10.0), and FreeBSD (now 5.1), and i don't recall ever restarting... (not even after upgrades, kernel re-compiles, whatever)...
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Old 01-16-2005, 03:54 PM
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Never forced to, WinXP nt

I am very, very rarely forced to restart with WInXP
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Old 01-17-2005, 01:30 PM
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I use windows 2000 Pro with SP4 and all avaible patches installed. I restart my computer almost everyday, because i do not use it at night So when i sleep my computer is off. But, when I want it to work for 3-4 days it works without any problems, no restarts and no slowing down. I heard that my hard drive (Hitachi 160GB) has a technology that prevents it from getting slower as it runs longer and I notice it works.
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Old 01-27-2005, 02:42 PM
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new work machine: 3.0GHz P4 Prescott, WinXP Pro SP2
backup machine: 1.4GHz P4, Win2000 SP4

Neither requires rebooting on any kind of schedule. They both hibernate quite readily when idle for an hour. Coming out of hibernation they are both quite happy picking up where they left off. I don't think either has been rebooted for at least two weeks, even after installing a couple of USB devices and some software, and including installing a new router. Both did their network magic without asking.

My wife's Win98 machine is only on for an hour ever few days, and needs constant supervision. Time for an upgrade...
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Old 02-02-2005, 02:24 PM
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Never, but I own a PC...

Never, but I own a PC running XP Pro.

What's a Mac? lol.
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Old 02-07-2005, 11:19 PM
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Now I think about it, I only seem to shut down when the whim strikes me. But; I do after every PS CS lock up.

That happens when ever I get too lazy to save and shut it down but rather minimize. PS does take about 1/2 a day though to lose its mind.

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Old 04-08-2005, 02:08 PM
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I haven't restarted my Winbox in over 3 problems whatsoever.

My g4 ibook only restarts when I install updates
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