View Full Version : Oh NO! My computer has gone psycho

22nd April 2000, 10:24
That has happened to be twice now.
My PC only *soft* powers off, perhaps a surge in the power supply could bump the PC back online?

I'd put it down to crap electrics!

22nd April 2000, 10:59
I've studied this for many years and I think it's due to demonic possession. What you need to do get a few drops of holy water and sprinkle it in a circle round the pc. If this doesn't work there maybe no other choice but to get a stake and drive it through the harddisk.
As a last resort call your local bible thumper and ask for a excorsism.
Or it might be due to intense solar activity?

22nd April 2000, 11:02
Yup I reckon it's demonic influance since it my reply disappeared for a while before suddenly reappearing.

22nd April 2000, 13:13
It could be that your cat or other pets walked over the keyboard. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

But I go with the Pit's theory. It must be demonic possession !! Sprinkle some holy water in the inner sanctum of your PC while its on http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

I have a lamp that goes off all the time... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif


22nd April 2000, 13:24
Burn the PC!

22nd April 2000, 13:41
HTML is difficult http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Check the code, Pat. <font size=6>Burn the PC!</font>

22nd April 2000, 17:43
OK, my computer has decided to go psycho. Last night, 5 minutes after shutting down I was getting ready to go to bed when suddenly my computer decided to turn itself back on.

Hmmm... This was most spookey because it has never done this before. Why did it do this? My suspicions can only point towards one thing. Looking at my caller-id box, I noticed that somebody had tried to call me at that time. (I turn the phone ringer off at night because the braintrust in this town does not know how to punch in the right number. Yes, it was ANOTHER wrong number.)

I know that several ATX mobo BIOSes, mine included, have an option to power on when the phone rings. I do have this turned off, though. I know this because 2 people tried to call me while I was at work yesterday, yet my computer was not powered on when I came home.

Why did it decide to turn itself on this time? Anybody else had similar experiences? Maybe I should not have watched that Alfred Hitchcock movie last night.

22nd April 2000, 19:03
Dang! I forgot to pay my exorcist, and my computer got repossessed.

I have a dog, but he is not allowed in the computer room, and I know that he was not in the computer room when it turned itself on.

Maybe it's past time to reinstall Win9X. I didn't mention that it failed to completely bootup w9x when it turned itself on. I had to use the reset switch...

Over 10 years ago at my folk's house, we had a microwave that was possessed. It would spontaneously type "6"s across the microwave display, and every so often it will just beep as if it finished cookin something. A few years ago we talked with the previous owners, and they said that they sold the house because it was haunted. I've seen some weird stuff at that house, but not as weird as they have said. They heard footsteps walking up the stairway at night when nobody else was there, etc.

22nd April 2000, 19:14
Their ghost prolly haunted your PC http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

But footsteps on stairs... I hear that all the time, but it's neighbors banging up the stairs http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

We have an oven that will beep in the middle of the night, even though we didn't use the timer for 2 weeks... so it might be just shortcicuited http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

23rd April 2000, 02:54
Although the idea of a haunted computer seems plausible, I had this happening to me once. I too tracked it down to waking up on a phone call.

Turned out upgrading my motherboard's BIOS was necessary for the wake on ring feature to work reliably. That is, turning it off in BIOS setup really disabling it.

As a workound, you might pull either the power cable or the phone jack out of your PC at night. (Or simply turn it off using the switch at the back if you have one.)

23rd April 2000, 06:38

23rd April 2000, 07:25
http://home.att.net/~albpm/darthmahl.gif BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

23rd April 2000, 07:51
<font size=6>DOH!</font>
cheers Jord!

23rd April 2000, 18:34

look familiar? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

[This message has been edited by Dilitante1 (edited 24 April 2000).]
cant get it to auto load.......dammit.....

[This message has been edited by Dilitante1 (edited 24 April 2000).]

23rd April 2000, 19:25
hmm, let's see...


23rd April 2000, 19:28
Btw, the site is: http://usa.venus.co.uk/cgi-bin/agifs/animgif1.pl?demonpc.gif http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

24th April 2000, 03:49
my pc has always been posessed but, i can keep it happy by offering up the deaths of the t's i kill in counter strike

24th April 2000, 06:11
I can do an exercism for you if you really need it. Its a gift of mine and is quite easy to do. Here are the steps:

1) Put any Gregorian Chant music on your stereo (if you don't have a stereo in your computer room, put one in you infadel).

2) Take a phillips head screw driver, grip it with both hands and raise it to your forhead.

3) Chant the following in binary code: Demons of productivity, demons of work, demons who want me to stop playing games. In the name of all things that frag, in the name of all things that explode in pixelated wonder, I demand you leave my beastly gaming machine at once!

NOTE: At this point some strange things may start happening, depending on how bad the possesion is. If its not a bad one the PC speaker will go off for a few seconds and you'll be done. If its REALLY bad, your case will start bouncing around and all the LED's will start flashing. Your hard drives and CD-ROM's will start to randomly start and stop, too. Your monitor will start flashing binary messages at you (they're all bad so don't bother translating) while blinking on and off and spinning around. If this happens, continue on.

4) Take a copy of your least favorite CD, something like Space Bunnies Must Die (I know you have one, that's probably what got your computer possed in the first place) and sacrifice it on the top of you case by shattering it (burning it works too, but the fumes have a tendency of setting off smoke alarms).

5) Once the sacrifice is made, take your favorite caffinated beverage, like Mountain Dew or Dr. Pepper (coffee does nto work, as true gamers don't drink coffee to keep them awake, as a matter of fact, coffee can sometime bring demons of productivity with them and posses your gaming machine) and pour it around the case and monitor.

At this point everything should blink a little longer, and then die out. If you performed the exercism right no harm should have come to your computing equipment. The only thing left is to clean up the mess, turn on your computer and start gaming. Oh, and destroy all your crappy games, they'll probably bring back more demons just by being in your computer room.


Athlon 650, Biostar board, 128 MB PC133 (Crucial), G400 32 MB DH, SB Live! w/ Digital I/O, 10/100 NIC, lots of case fans, etc...

24th April 2000, 11:05
If you're having problem with the binary here it is.
01000100 01100101 01101101 01101111 01101110 01110011 00100000 01101111 01100110 00100000 01110000 01110010 01101111 01100100 01110101 01100011 01110100 01101001 01110110 01101001 01110100 01111001 00101100 00100000 01100100 01100101 01101101 01101111 01101110 01110011 00100000 01101111 01100110 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110010 01101011 00101100 00100000 01100100 01100101 01101101 01101111 01101110 01110011 00100000 01110111 01101000 01101111 00100000 01110111 01100001 01101110 01110100 00100000 01101101 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01110011 01110100 01101111 01110000 00100000 01110000 01101100 01100001 01111001 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01100111 01100001 01101101 01100101 01110011 00101110 00100000 01001001 01101110 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01101110 01100001 01101101 01100101 00100000 01101111 01100110 00100000 01100001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101001 01101110 01100111 01110011 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100001 01110100 00100000 01100110 01110010 01100001 01100111 00101100 00100000 01101001 01101110 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01101110 01100001 01101101 01100101 00100000 01101111 01100110 00100000 01100001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101001 01101110 01100111 01110011 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100001 01110100 00100000 01100101 01111000 01110000 01101100 01101111 01100100 01100101 00100000 01101001 01101110 00100000 01110000 01101001 01111000 01100101 01101100 01100001 01110100 01100101 01100100 00100000 01110111 01101111 01101110 01100100 01100101 01110010 00101100 00100000 01001001 00100000 01100100 01100101 01101101 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01101100 01100101 01100001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01101101 01111001 00100000 01100010 01100101 01100001 01110011 01110100 01101100 01111001 00100000 01100111 01100001 01101101 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101101 01100001 01100011 01101000 01101001 01101110 01100101 00100000 01100001 01110100 00100000 01101111 01101110 01100011 01100101 00100001

Be careful using this chant it might invoke powers beyond your understanding. When I produced it the hard drive was stormed by the bits from hell and netscape bookmarks went to heaven, or was it hell?

I'm sure his billiness uses for the windoze program.