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Offline Dave

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« 2018-May-28, 03:11 PM Reply #3650 »
PP7 I don't understand how a blackout would toast your computer? a power surge when the power came back on may cause the problem.....when you have a black out always turn your computer/TV etc off if you don't have a surge protector, don't you have a surge protector? always plug your Computer/Smart TV into a Surge protector, never directly into the power supply, and always check that the green light is on, they are like a fuse in a fuse box, apparently they only work once, they blow instead of your computer, then you get a new one (they aren't cheap but not as expensive or inconvenient as buying a new PC)............. I have several....and I have never lost a computer!
Compensation I can't help you with but I doubt they would consider themselves liable, good luck

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« 2018-May-28, 03:17 PM Reply #3651 »
Gee just reading about Cliff Cary, remember him well, I must say there are some old geysers on this racing forum, that was a looooong time ago to have so many forum members who can remember him....but I can't remember what I had for Breakfast....TODAY!!

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« 2018-May-28, 03:55 PM Reply #3652 »


Had this binder full of Clif Cary's weekly newsletters courtesy of my old dad (b.1909)

He was a subscriber from the 50's(?) and had them delivered by registered post or whatever service so that they arrived by Friday for the Saturday meeting

So obviously he was a true believer

While the 'horse' content was dated, there was also that which would probably be relevant today, and I often used to pull them out for a reread

I am a bit of a hoarder but only about 6 months ago I tossed them, and kept the binder


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« 2018-May-28, 08:49 PM Reply #3653 »
PP7 I don't understand how a blackout would toast your computer? a power surge when the power came back on may cause the problem.....when you have a black out always turn your computer/TV etc off if you don't have a surge protector, don't you have a surge protector? always plug your Computer/Smart TV into a Surge protector, never directly into the power supply, and always check that the green light is on, they are like a fuse in a fuse box, apparently they only work once, they blow instead of your computer, then you get a new one (they aren't cheap but not as expensive or inconvenient as buying a new PC)............. I have several....and I have never lost a computer!
Compensation I can't help you with but I doubt they would consider themselves liable, good luck

Hi Dave.

"Toast" was my terminology. Actually when I rebooted it came up with the message "missing operating system" and I cannot recover it.

There are a couple of possibilities here. The electrical power supply to the hard drives from the primary power supply may have failed (whilst the other power feeds to the motherboard and graphics may still be intact - unlikely IMO).

The magnetic media on the drive may have been corrupted.

Something called the bootloader that initializes the hard drive may have been corrupted by the surge.

In any case I suppose that at my cost and inconvenience I will be required to take the box to a repairer and get an assessment - something that irks me.

In any case I will have a stab at making a claim. See how we go.

If I were a betting man I would have Big Corporate Electricity Company $1.02, PoisonPen7 $50.

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« 2018-May-29, 03:54 PM Reply #3654 »
PP7 computer speak is gobbledigook to me, magnetic media, bootloader etc is a foreign language to me........ I have a computer guy who is very good, when I have problems he fixes them, he comes to my place, he is very good and very reasonable price wise,
I haven't needed him for a couple of years now but actually I just called him today, my PC is freezing up, it only lasts for about 30 seconds or so and only happens a couple of times a day and at present it ain't really a problem.......but I like to pre empt any problems, don't want it happening when trying to place a bet where time is of the essence, but I digress,

What area do you live? I could give you his Number  but he only works the south coast around Kiama, not only is he reasonable price wise and not only is he good computer wise.....he is also honest, what he tells you will be the cheapest way to go, he has been my computer guy for quite a few years now and I could not recommend him highly enough

I have always found you don't have to know anything about anything to succeed in life, so long as you can source out those that do and use someone else's expertise, I do what I do best and let others do the rest at what they do best!
and always remember....CASH is King!

Hope it all works out for you, my PC is like a family member(well not a close family member) but I would be devastated if anything happened to her

Good Luck and good punting

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« 2018-May-29, 04:01 PM Reply #3655 »
Trivial question, How many White Houses do they have in America, or more pertinently in Hollywood ?

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« 2018-May-29, 06:38 PM Reply #3656 »
I'll Have a guess.....27??

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« 2018-May-29, 10:57 PM Reply #3657 »
PP7 computer speak is gobbledigook to me, magnetic media, bootloader etc is a foreign language to me........ I have a computer guy who is very good, when I have problems he fixes them, he comes to my place, he is very good and very reasonable price wise,
I haven't needed him for a couple of years now but actually I just called him today, my PC is freezing up, it only lasts for about 30 seconds or so and only happens a couple of times a day and at present it ain't really a problem.......but I like to pre empt any problems, don't want it happening when trying to place a bet where time is of the essence, but I digress,

What area do you live? I could give you his Number  but he only works the south coast around Kiama, not only is he reasonable price wise and not only is he good computer wise.....he is also honest, what he tells you will be the cheapest way to go, he has been my computer guy for quite a few years now and I could not recommend him highly enough

I have always found you don't have to know anything about anything to succeed in life, so long as you can source out those that do and use someone else's expertise, I do what I do best and let others do the rest at what they do best!
and always remember....CASH is King!

Hope it all works out for you, my PC is like a family member(well not a close family member) but I would be devastated if anything happened to her

Good Luck and good punting

Cheers Dave. I'm going to drop it into out local computer shop who I've dealt with before and ask them for a quote to fix it.

I'll then submit that amount to Ausgrid and hope they come to the party.

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« 2018-May-29, 11:14 PM Reply #3658 »
PP7
Would a good quality surge board have prevented the problem ?

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« 2018-May-29, 11:18 PM Reply #3659 »
PP7
Would a good quality surge board have prevented the problem ?

I thought I had one - probably not "good quality" - think I got it from K-Mart  :shy:

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« 2018-May-30, 07:25 AM Reply #3660 »
  I presume you have checked your Home and Contents insurance for "electrical fusion" ( think that is the heasding ) as I had the computer room air conditioner fail badly and I replaced it. My daughter checked the insurance policy and sure enough it was covered for this type of failure. Despite the claim being sent  in after the re-installation of a totally new A.C. the major part of the cost was paid out BY Suncorp. 

 

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« 2018-May-31, 10:29 AM Reply #3661 »
He had a show on 2UE or 2GB in Sydney called Three Way Turf talk on Sat Morning. I think 2GB with Byrant and Curry.

2UE had Hoysted and Collins

Big weights and measures man with his selections- think his guiding principle was 7lbs-1length.

 

That was the 2GB version of Three Way Turf Talk, in Melbourne on 3UZ Adelaide races replaced Brisbane races and John O'Neil replaced Curry as the third member. In those days the Brisbane races were only covered by the Victorian TAB during the Brisbane Winter Carnival, then it became Four Way Turf Talk with Curry added to the program.
The competing program on 2UE / 3DB had its 3 members .Collins, Hoysted, Nowd ( 2UE version ) & Bert Day in Adelaide (3DB version ) and like the other network Nowd was added during the Brisbane Carnival.

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« 2018-May-31, 12:23 PM Reply #3662 »
With surge protectors you must check that the green light is always working, sometimes you will get a surge and you donít know it happened, it will blow the fuse and then the surge protector stops working..........that is likely what happened PP7...........then when you had another surge you in fact did not have any surge protection like you thought.........donít think it was because you bought a faulty or cheap surge protector..........not that I am an expert, just that that is how it was explained to me

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« 2018-May-31, 12:30 PM Reply #3663 »
And my point with my computer guy was he is cheap, no over heads......he comes to me and I pay him in cash........he doesnít have to tell the missus..........or anyone else so it is all his, works for me

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« 2018-May-31, 07:31 PM Reply #3664 »
Just a small point of  order Bubba . His name was Keith Noud.

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« 2018-Jun-01, 08:26 AM Reply #3665 »
  emthup

Bert Day was known as HappyBert Day in those days.Sadly, as time has passed, all of the eight who appeared in 3/4 WayTurf Talks have passed on.

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« 2018-Jun-01, 10:25 AM Reply #3666 »
Cheers Dave. I'm going to drop it into out local computer shop who I've dealt with before and ask them for a quote to fix it.

I'll then submit that amount to Ausgrid and hope they come to the party.

Going to suggest a corrupted MBR in your harddrive PP, can fix it with the right software, knowledge.

I doubt anything is fried.

When the computer doesn't shut down correctly data in your hard drive can become corrupted, same as why you have to unmount a usb, before unplugging it.

https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager-software/fix-master-boot-record-of-this-hard-drive-is-damaged.html

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« 2018-Jun-01, 10:52 AM Reply #3667 »
Going to suggest a corrupted MBR in your harddrive PP, can fix it with the right software, knowledge.

I doubt anything is fried.

When the computer doesn't shut down correctly data in your hard drive can become corrupted, same as why you have to unmount a usb, before unplugging it.

https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager-software/fix-master-boot-record-of-this-hard-drive-is-damaged.html

Cheers mate. And thanks to Dave and the others contributing.

Will post here what the outcome is. I am working on my laptop and haven't had the chance of getting IT help yet for the broken PC desktop.

I think it is the firmware somewhere (or physical even). The reason is that when I boot it up it doesn't even try and read the disks. I want to reboot it with the Windows disk in the CD drive. That might tell me more.  Think I'm facing some data loss regardless. 

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« 2018-Jun-02, 05:06 PM Reply #3668 »
I was asked this question and now I ask you.

"What do you need to do to become a registered racehorse trainer?"


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« 2018-Jun-02, 05:20 PM Reply #3669 »
Have a read of this...

New Victorian Trainer Licence Applications
https://rv.racing.com/jockeys-and-trainers/trainers/licensing

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« 2018-Dec-30, 05:41 PM Reply #3670 »
Does any one know who initially and subsequently  trained Sticks and Stones

A sprinter from the 70s?


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« 2018-Dec-31, 01:50 AM Reply #3671 »
S.Nicholls and TJ Smith


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« 2018-Dec-31, 07:04 AM Reply #3672 »
S.Nicholls and TJ Smith

Thanks Tonto  emthup

Do we know anything about S Nicholls?

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« 2019-Jan-04, 01:33 PM Reply #3673 »
Magic, how is the banner re-positioning going? it needs tidying up.

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« 2019-Jan-05, 07:22 PM Reply #3674 »
Thanks Tonto   emthup  

Do we know anything about S Nicholls?


Nothing.  Not even his first name.


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