Nicholas J. Leon (
Fri, 4 Dec 1998 12:10:15 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 3 Dec 1998 wrote:

# Seriously, this almost sounds like a virus has infected your boot block.

Do you perchance work for Compaq support? They always claim "its a virus"
if they don't really understand what is happening[1].

[1] My friend who had a Compaq called one day when his built-in cdrom
drive stopped responding. Their answer "its a virus. Reinstal Windows". So
he did (?) and it still didn't work. He called them and they said "its a
virus, reinstall." "But I just installed. If there is a virus, it came
from YOUR quick restore disk." "No, no virus there, but you DO have a
virus. My paper in front of me says so."

He took it back and bought a Gateway.

This is one of my major problems with compaq. They apprently have "Its a
virus" on the support help form. If they don't understand what the problem
is they blame it on virii. I cant' wait until Y2k so that all the problems
with Compaq machines can be blamed on THAT.

[ps: if there are any compaq support people reading: burn in hell and die]


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