Posts Tagged ‘cryptic’

Hard Reset

February 21, 2018 Leave a comment

Last week I ran into a new problem – my laptop just wouldn’t start! No matter what I tried, it would not even enter BIOS – just LEDs blinking and no other response.

I looked up possible options on HP’s support site, and figured out that the LED blink pattern *does* mean something after all. At times, it blinked “CPU failure”, or “memory failure”, or even “battery failure”.

Not a good sign.

I decided to perform a “hard reset” – held down the power button for 15 seconds. Once I did this, the laptop powered up fine.

Don’t get me wrong – I do know that there’s a problem with the laptop. I have taken a fresh backup, so that’s that.

I guess I will take it one day at a time from now on. Let’s see how long it lasts.

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September 24, 2014 Leave a comment




An old adage

September 9, 2014 Leave a comment

That look on honey’s face? Priceless.

For everything else, there’s MasterCard.

A Complicated Sentence

August 6, 2014 Leave a comment

To be really honest, I don’t think I must.

But then again I should, and therefore, I will.

August the 4th

August 4, 2014 Leave a comment

10 Happy Years!

Thought for the day

July 14, 2014 Leave a comment

You can never be a salesman until you accept routine failure as a part of the job description

– Me


June 30, 2014 Leave a comment

“Deceptive” : Given to, or marked by, cheating & deception.

E.g. “I would have loved to buy that car, but I thought that the dealer was deceptive.”

Syn. Beguiling, deceiving, untrustworthy
Ant. Candid, plain, outspoken