Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The IBM Lives Again

Ok, so I managed to smash 1,300 pounds of computers onto a heap in the middle of my office floor. While some may point fingers to my choice of stacking 61 desktop computers on a home-made table, I think we all can stop kidding ourselves and just admit that Microsoft Windows was the problem.

To prove this point, I located the worst casualty. This poor IBM NetVista was already under the table before the avalanche.

This machine was in sad shape:

My expert opinion was to immediately remove the Windows XP License stickers, and see if it would POST.

After the offending labels were located and properly removed, the machine returned to its working state.

This test just goes to show, even though the IBM is one tough machine, it is not beyond the power of Microsoft Windows to render it completely useless. Windows XP crashed 61 of my computers, but the second the XP sticker was removed, this big-blue-baby sprung back to life.

Long Live IBM!

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