What's Your Most Embarrassing Mac/PC Moment?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by andreab35, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. andreab35 macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2008
    What's your most embarrassing Mac/PC moment?

    I know there are quite a few out there!

    Post and give us (and yourself) a good laugh.


    I'm guessing that the PC world will share some hilarious stories. :rolleyes:
  2. operator207 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2007
    Showing how well XP runs in VMWare to my PC centric work buddies.
    XP locks up while I am showing them.

    The Dr at one of my clinics having to tell me he installed some program on his XP workstation that "makes it faster" (They are not allowed to install programs, thats what I am there for, but someone had changed his user to an admin user), and the program turned EVERY search he did in any search engine to the first 3 - 5 results being porn. he was searching for the "Electronic Death Certificate Forms", and it would come up with some really "wrong on so many levels" kinds of porn.
  3. BlakTornado Guest


    Apr 24, 2007
    Washington, OH
    That happened to me... but with OS X.

    It was back last year when the new iMacs were getting those hard lock ups because of graphic driver issues, and I was demo-in my iMac to my brother, and then BAM. A serious crash. Didn't exactly give off the impression that Macs were perfect... Especially since it was about 3 days after I got it.
  4. ivtecDOu macrumors 6502


    May 24, 2008
    having someone tell me my computer running linux was fake. so i told him to play a game.lol
  5. TowerRat macrumors newbie


    Oct 16, 2006
    Washington State USA

    This happened to me in the 90's.
    I was a field tech for pc's working for my father in law. He tells me to stop by a client that bought hardware from us.. but was running OS2. I checked in & re-booted the machine... I kept getting a certain error code... I tore the machine apart & checked everything twice... after about 20 minutes... I noticed a OS2 book on the shelf... I looked up the code.... it says.... "non Boot disk in floppy drive"

    I sure love my MBP today...
  6. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030


    Apr 19, 2008
    Pandora, Home Tree
    Back in 1988, I just bought a 1000 HX from radio shack. I was trying to lean DOS and was trying to format a blank disk. But when I went to hit yes to format, I had forgot to remove the program disk and insert the blank disk. The program one was then formated. I had to go back to Radio Shack and ask for a replacement disk. :eek:
  7. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Introducing someone too technologically incapable for Windows to OS X Tiger last year.

    "I've heard it's much more reliable."

    "Not really, but I think it can be for people who aren't so good with computers. There's less stuff you might do by mistake, so the machine should run better in general. Now let's get to this photo program. You'll like it, it's dead easy..."


  8. Sideonecincy macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2003
    I was in class during one of my first networking classes. I was having problems where my ISA server wouldn't connect to my Domain controller (server 2k3) and I couldn't figure out why. My teacher asked me what my IP Scope was set as and I couldn't process the question and ended up telling him I had no idea what he was talking about. I think he thinks I'm an idiot, but sometimes everyone is.
  9. PowerFullMac macrumors 601


    Oct 16, 2006
    I convinced my mum to switch to Macs a few months ago and I go on a lot about how great they are, and today it had a kernal panic!

    Guess what caused it though? Surprise, surprise, Parallels! :p
  10. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    My personal favorit happen to a friend of mine. He was bragging at how great Apple OS was, I think it was OS 9 may or been 8 it was back during the cube days. He was showing it off to me telling me how great it was and how it never crashes.

    He boots up his computer to show it to me and guess what happens. His uncrushable Mac crashes. I had a good laugh on that one watching him panic and realizing that he just lost a lot of his credibility. To this day he still has not lived that one down.

    I like to point out this was before I started using Apple's OS and still even now he suffers for that but it is more of a joke than anything else.
  11. brendanryder macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2006
    i was showing this guy how to use the macbook he just bought off me and it froze and then mac BSOD'ed
    i was like "uhhh.......... "
  12. GSMiller macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2006
    I was giving a PowerPoint presentation my senior year of high school and the remote I was using to change the slides stopped working mid-presentation. I was using a HP Pavillion notebook with Windows XP.

    Meh, error codes :rolleyes:
  13. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    Watching porn, but suddenly realising I'm late, so I slam down the lid and sleep the MB... later that day I sit in my regular coffee shop and open the MB, which wakes where it had left off, compounded by a spinning rainbow disc thing, so I can't quit out the action on screen or switch a new window in front of Safari.:eek:
  14. brendanryder macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2006
    at least it didnt start playing, with sound.:rolleyes:
  15. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    err, no, that's what it did do. I just couldn't stop it.
  16. brendanryder macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2006
    where there other people there?
  17. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    Well duh! it wouldn't have been embarrassing if there hadn't been.
  18. brendanryder macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2006

    wow, that sucks.
    do u still go to that coffee shop?
  19. me_94501 macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2003
    Uh....you win. :eek:

    The worst I can think of is a story similar to TowerRat's. I sat down at a PC, started it up, and got the "Invalid system disk" error. I had no idea what was going on, and started thinking the hard drive became unseated, so I flagged someone down and they ejected a floppy disk. I felt a little stupid after that.
  20. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    Yeah, the place practically doubles as my living room.
  21. SBik2 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 14, 2006
    last week my grandparents' PC (a 7 year old compaq desktop) wouldnt connect to the internet..
    and i completely had forgot how to do the network things that needed to be fixed.. and i told them id fix it.. and they left the room then i called tech support.
    man i cant believe i forgot how to do simple things in XP considering that i grew up on windows :cool:

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