Some days I shouldn't be allowed to have a computer.

Posted Wed Jan 21, 2009, 19:39 PM by Tracy | |

I was all set to demo a piece of functionality to an internal customer this afternoon when my laptop computer suddenly shut down. I rebooted and it immediately began shutting down again. I begged off and went in search of IT.

Just for the heck of it, I docked the laptop and tried rebooting again. Sure enough, it shut down just about as everything had completely loaded. Everyone in IT was off helping other people, so I took my laptop to the “Vault”, a secure room where the programmers and QA work.

Let’s take a look at it. What’s it doing?

I start it up and it immediately shuts down, I say.

Fire ‘er up.

The laptop started up and loaded my startup apps.

I’m going to run the command line to abort the shutdown process. Oh. It couldn’t abort because it’s not shutting down.

I explain that I can’t even shut off the sound and reach out to press the sound on/off button.

Why are you pressing the power button to shut off the sound?


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