Friday, August 24, 2007

Glossary of PC Messages

It says: "Press Any Key"
It means: "Press any key you like but I'm not moving."

It says: "Press A Key"
(This one's a programmers joke. Nothing happens unless you press the "A" key.)

It says: "Fatal Error. Please contact technical support quoting error no. 1A4-2546512430E"
It means: "... where you will be kept on hold for 10 minutes, only to be told that it's a hardware problem."

It says: "Installing program to C:\...."
It means: "... And I'll also be writing a few files into c:\windows and c:\windows\system where you'll NEVER find them."

It says: "Please insert disk 11"
It means: "Because I know darn well there are only 10 disks."

It says: "Cannot read from drive D:...."
It means: "... However, if you put the CD in right side up..."

It says: "Please Wait...."
It means: "... Indefinitely."

It says: "Directory does not exist...."
It means: ".... any more. Whoops."

It says: "The application caused an error. Choose Ignore or Close."
It means: "....Makes no difference to me, you're still not getting your work back."

This post is sponsored by my damn computer which crashed AGAIN! I HATE MY COMPUTER! Either the devil has possessed it or HP has put out this particular model as a cruel, cruel joke on the customers.


Casee said...

Don't you hate I/T people?

I'm an I/T person and I hate us. I hate computers most of the time, too. LOL

Good luck!

Vicious Trollop said...

Yikes, sorry. I feel your pain!

Y said...

awwwww that is why i can't find you! I was ready to a send search party of kilt wearing highland trackers looking for you.LOL. miss ya.

Christine said...

Ugh. Poor Ange.
I hate computer problems.
That's why I have a Mac. ;)

Ange - The Romance Groupie said...

Thanks ladies! The wipe and reinstal APPEARS to have done the trick.

Christine - you wouldn't believe the number of times I've heard almost that EXACT phrase from my Mac-using friends. LOL!