[ubuntu-uk] Linux mysteriously broke my computer!

Mark Harrison Mark at yourpropertyexpert.com
Thu Nov 1 15:03:31 GMT 2007

"Hi, I'm calling back. Your tech support guy told me to re-install 
Windows, but the PC is switching off before it starts the install..."


Alec Wright wrote:
> Or so Evesham tech support say...
> Here's what happened:
> Whenever I switched my computer on, it would switch off within five
> seconds or so. If I switch it on again, it will switch off again even
> more quickly. It doesn't even get to detecting disk drives, let alone
> booting an operating system.
> It even does it with all of the disk drives unplugged.
> I phoned Evesham tech support, and they immediately said it was a
> windows driver problem. When I told him it didn't have windows on it,
> but had Linux on it, he put me on hold for a few minutes. When he got
> back, he told me that he couldn't fix the HARDWARE problem because it
> runs Linux. He told me to reinstall windows and phone back... Well
> that's gonna be fun when it cant stay on for more than five seconds...
> Just thought you guys might be interested

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