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#1 REMTom

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 08:04 PM

I was 9 or 10 years old (9, I think. We had just moved in to my house). My best friend at that time, Emily, had come over to hang out. I was, at 9 years old, better at computers than my parents. I had a Windows 95 (piece of junk) Prescario 4500 (I think) Compaq, with about 2 GB of space. My favorite game at that point was Descent II, some computer game I no longer remember anything about. It was always on my parents computer, but I wanted it on mine sooooo badly. Now, of these 2 GB of space, 98% of it was used up by items my mom had no idea how to delete (neither did I at the time). So it served 3 functions for me: Playing the Sonic and Knuckles Collection, using the voice recorder/jumbler, and playing Solitaire. This took up the 8% of the 98% of the files. Now, I didn't know how bad it actually was. So I go and install Descent II, and the computer flips out on me. Constant error warnings. So, I do the naturally idiotic thing. Shut it off. When I turn it back on, the memory's overloaded. It won't work. Now, back then, my parents had no idea what a hard drive was. We tried everything on that poor machine. Scandisk-ing it, using every program we had on it, and we even got help from a friend, but none of that worked. At this point, I took the RAM chips (which I thought was the hard drive) and went all about the little town of Hamilton, NJ, looking for a store that had them. (Note: This was 2001. Windows 95 was ancient). Nothing. So we go back home, and the computer sits there for 2 years. I wasted more time on that thing than you could possibly imagine, but I did learn alot about computers from that experience.

That's my story. Hope you enjoyed reading my story of the idiotics of a child. (Note: I'm 15 now, and I DO know what a hard drive is)

#2 screen317

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 12:29 PM

Heh... Trust me, you're not alone.

(By the way, I LOVED Descent II ^_^)

I remember being nine years old, and completely computer ignorant, wondering why my precious Windows 95 and 64MB of ram bot (why did I have that in 2000??) was running so slowly, I decided to do some research, and I started learning about the vast world of computers. Quite fascinating, really.


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#3 W33nie

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 11:28 PM

I started getting computer nerdy at age 12 or so...

#4 IndigoRed

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 04:12 AM

I started getting computer nerdy at age 12 or so...


12? There was nothing for me to stay inside for at 12! The only 360 I had at 12 was the out-of-doors... When you said IBM, it came out the same way as if you say NASA. :p
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#5 jim532

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 12:24 PM

when I was 9 years old I had an IBM XT, I thought I was bad A$$ with my EGA video apdapter

#6 Jade_Mitchell

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 01:21 AM

Back in the day on Windows 95 when I was younger, I could play it for hours on end, not even noticing how horrible the lag was.

I played Oregon Trail, too. I didn't know how to work the speakers, and I was always scared to play because of those horrible sounds that come with the game. I was around 7, and nothing was worse then the sound of a snake or a dead oxen at full volume to scare the living crap out of me. D:

#7 BeHE

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 10:30 AM

I became interested in computers at the age of 3, in nursery, when I learned how to print my own name out. I think it was on a Windows 3.1 computer, but the memory is a bit of a blur.

#8 Atanos12

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 07:53 PM

I was using PC-DOS while still in the womb.

#9 Blue Ice

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 08:13 AM

I was using PC-DOS while still in the womb.



I started on a tandy 1000 hehe That was about 20 yrs ago :) The day I got it, I opened it up, looked at the parts, and then started looking things up in books, and then came along google!! And been learning since, between boooks and google. :) Self knowledge is power! take what you know and teach other's

#10 mersin

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 02:49 PM

new restart ago :techsupport:

#11 Indrid_Cold

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:27 PM

new restart ago :techsupport:


This nonsense would indicate that your only point in registering was to post and advertise those links in your signature mersin. I have removed your signature and I would strongly suggest that you do not put them back if you wish to remain a member here.
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#12 Tifany

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 09:14 PM

Back in the day on Windows 95 when I was younger, I could play it for hours on end, not even noticing how horrible the lag was.

I played Oregon Trail, too. I didn't know how to work the speakers, and I was always scared to play because of those horrible sounds that come with the game. I was around 7, and nothing was worse then the sound of a snake or a dead oxen at full volume to scare the living crap out of me. D:


You had me LOL on that one. I loved Oregon Trail! I miss it.

#13 BlackjackCF

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 10:43 AM

Wow that takes me way back!

I used to love finishing my work early at school because the teacher had Oregon Trail on her computer... and I'd rush my work just to play it!




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