This summarizes 1/2 of my frustrations at home last night.
My damn computer wouldn’t get past this screen after a few failed attempts to start up and the furnance would not turn on and we were cold all night.
Last Saturday the furnance wouldn’t turn on so we went down to the basement to mess with it. If we tapped the side of it, it would start to turn on and then stop. We opened the door thing and read the manual and tried pressing the red reset button. After a few minutes of that and tapping the side of the thing it did finally turn on. Then yesterday we tried the same thing but with much less patience and it did not turn on. How annoying. Supposedly someone is going to come look at it today (THEY BETTER) and hopefully we will have a heated house to return to tonight.
The computer is a different story that frustrates me beyond belief. For one thing, I should not have to unplug my external hard drive everytime I try and turn the damn thing on. There are many issues with the damn thing and if it ever loads up again I will keep it on, as I had done before. Someday maybe one of my smart computer friends will help me out. Maybe this summer I will price new machines but I know right now I don’t have the 2-3 grand I will need to get what I want.
Posted by B
well sorta, I never really formatted the correct drive on my computer… its a long story, but basically its as if i never did anything…
But in other good news.. I have recovered my 180 gig drive that i thought i would never ever see again… there are years of photos, random mydocs, and other stuff on this drive I thought I lost forever… GIGGITTY GOO! (moving to external as we speak!)… dvd backups to follow.. gooo…. the old dell however, im sure that thing is toast.. it wont be revived anytime soon and wasnt really involved with any of the apparent crazyness with this machine.. I do one day want to reformat the main SCSI drive but… its a bios/raid issue I haven’t eve begun to dig into really.. plus i need to order some jumpers since i dont have any since losing them 2 years ago… so that pretty much is probably my problem.. out…
see yah next year.
Posted by B
Got the external harddrive plugged in… Moving pretty much all documents, music, any other files I think are important over, and eventually reformatting this SOB so that it will hopefully have less issues… Not sure how far into this I will get tonight.. I am drinking some tea right now.. so who knows…
STOP: 0×00000044 (parameter, parameter, parameter, parameter) MULTIPLE_IRP_COMPLETE_REQUESTS
This is a Windows 2000 Executive character-mode STOP message. It indicates an attempt was made to complete an IRP (I/O request packet) more than once, possibly by more than one driver.
If this is the first time you have booted after installing new hardware, remove the hardware and boot again. Check the Microsoft Hardware Compatibility List to verify that the hardware and its drivers are compatible with Windows 2000. For information about the hardware, contact the supplier. If you are installing Windows 2000 for the first time, check the Windows 2000 system requirements, including the amount of RAM and disk space required to load the operating system. Also, check the Hardware Compatibility List to verify that the system can run Windows 2000. If Windows 2000 is loaded and no new hardware has been installed, reboot with recovery options set to create a dump file. If the message continues to appear, select the Last Known Good option when you reboot. If there is no Last Known Good configuration, try using the Emergency Repair Disk. If you do not have an Emergency Repair Disk, contact your technical support group.
In other words, SCREWED.