Sunday, February 18, 2007

Very B.S.D.T.

And the punchline is: I can't even format the hard disk and start again. An error message appears, saying (and I quote at full length) Windows konnte die Formatierung nicht abschliessen. You will note the absence of explanations or reasons or suggestions or even ways to go about finding out what happened.

I am going to throw this fucking thing out of the window.

What enrages me most, as a pampered Mac user, is the utter opacity of Windows. "The operation failed." Whaddaya mean, you want to know why? You are not entitled to know that, you pathetic little (scornful sneer) user. If you were entitled to know why the operation failed, it would not have failed. Just because it's your computer does not mean that you have any say in what it does or doesn't or should or shouldn't do. So there.

And people voluntarily buy this stuff? Does not compute.

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8 Comments:

Blogger zhoen said...

"Hi, I'm a Mac."

February 18, 2007 at 3:16:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Udge said...

Well, exactly.

February 18, 2007 at 3:29:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Savtadotty said...

User disrespect is so built-in to the Microsoft products and culture that they can't afford to exorcise it! Many MS employees would like to, but not enough to quit and lose their golden handcuffs. It's a tragedy.

February 18, 2007 at 3:42:00 PM GMT+1  
Anonymous May said...

Could it depend on the type of partition?

February 18, 2007 at 4:47:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Antonia said...

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kacke pisse

(suggestion for the appropriate emoticon)

February 18, 2007 at 8:15:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Udge said...

Antonia: aber echt!

May: could be, but I don't think so. The computer has 2 hard disks, I'm pretty sure that the second is mounted independently, not as a slave. The machine boots XP on the D: drive, I am trying to reformat C: which *was* Win2000, in order to install a fresh XP onto it. Bah.

February 18, 2007 at 9:44:00 PM GMT+1  
Anonymous May said...

When I have computer problems, it helps a lot to do some research on the internet. I have always found a clue on how to proceed.

It took me a couple of days last Summer to figure out how to format a hard disk. The old ms-dos was much more transparent.

February 19, 2007 at 12:06:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger mark said...

Udge, I have copied and pasted Antonia's comment to be printed in bold and and attached to my computer. (just to let you know that complaining blog entries have their unexpected uses).

February 20, 2007 at 3:56:00 PM GMT+1  

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