Monday, May 03, 2010

Monday music: Windows XP error messages

We've had classical, jazz, rock, Gospel, all sorts of music.

But I don't think we've had anything quite like this. It's made timely to me since my faithful XP Home pc has experienced a number of BSOD's in the past few weeks, clearly not liking one of Microsoft's updates. Here you go:

24 comments:

Chuck said...

Terrifying to watch- I knew it was a video but I still kept flinching! Cool sounding though.

The Squirrel said...

I don't think I've ever enjoyed seeing so many error messages quite so much before. That was actually kinda neat :o)

I few weeks ago, I cleaned off my sister's XP machine, reformated her hard drive, added some RAM and got her back up and running. I remember as I was loading the OS, thinking how much I liked XP. (I love Windows7, but hated Vista with a passion.)

Or, and I know I've stayed up too late when I watch the "Monday Music" post before going to bed...

Squirrel

JK said...

what are you doing up at 12:03am friend?

Oh...you want to know the same thing about me?

Stan McCullars said...

Reminds me of my computer at work last week.

DJP said...

Right there with you, Squirrel. Love my XP, but Vista? Br-r-r-r.

I think Vista is to 7 as ME was to XP.

DJP said...

I was sleeping, JK! Don't tell anyone, but Blogger lets one set a post to publish automatically at a given time and date.

Fred Butler said...

It had to be made in Japan.
The seizure inducing images give it away.

Stefan said...

Brilliant—talk about using evil for good!

It had a nice jazz-funk thing going to it, too.

Cathy M. said...

That was the longest spasm inducing 2:09 minutes of my life. Suddenly, I'm hungry for an apple...hm.

Stefan said...

I used to dislike XP, until my office computer was "upgraded" to Vista, and I learned how wonderful XP truly is.

Fortunately, the power supply failed and the whole thing had to be rebuilt, which gave me an opportunity to get XP back on there. I haven't looked back since.

lee n. field said...

Once again, I'm reminded why my personal computers run Linux.

I know, I know. "Cultist".

DJP said...

Culti--

(reads)

Oh. NM.

Rachael Starke said...

Wow.

My husband and I have been talking about replacing my antiquated laptop (HP/Windows Vista/XP? somethingorother ) with a Mac, and I've been really resistant because it just seems too hard to switch over.

That may have been the nudge I needed. Thanks, I think. (No doubt my resident fulltime handsome IT dude will be even more thankful :) )

Donna said...

I'm laughing at myself because watching that video gave me horrible PC flashbacks and my tummy got upset, ha. I had to tell myself <It's okay, Donna, you've had a Mac for a year and a half now."

Logan Paschke said...

That was awesome and brought back some horrible pyschological scars I had from Windows ME.

@DJP

Have you EVEN tried windows vista?

Be fair with it.

With all the updates Microsoft did it's fine now. Yes, at the launch it had problems, but Microsoft fixed them IMO.

Windows ME was a nightmare from when it was released to when it was forgotten. Literally a nightmare.

DJP said...

Yep, I endured it for a couple of years on a laptop. Hated it. Basically stopped using the laptop.

New HD, fresh install of Win 7, back to Office 2003 (instead of the execrable 2007), and I'm a happy man.

Stefan said...

I hated Office 2007 at first, but learned to like it. But really, from a marketing and usability point of view, why completely reengineer a good application suite?

The key to mastering the ribbon (like bringing a rabid beast to heel) is in the Alt key, which reveals all the keyboard shortcuts. And if you're in the habit of using shortcut keys, it supports Office 2003 keyboard shortcuts.

JTW said...

The only problem I had/have with Vista is slow boot up on my desktop. My laptop loads fast enough.

Oh, then there was that conflict with Norton 360 that damaged my root directory, disabled my USB ports and shutdown QuickBooks.

Granted, it took me three days to fix the problem and I breakout in a cold sweat whenever there's a lag in a USB connection. But overall, I think it's been pretty descent.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Mac, mac, mac, mac :D

We won't turn to the dark side.

MJ said...

Used Windows PC's from 1986 (I know!) to 2007. Didn't think I could make the switch - teach old dogs new tricks, etc. Did it anyway. Set it up myself with no help. Loved my MacBook so much I invested in a MacBook Pro a few months ago. But having said that, to each his own. I'm resisting the urge to be a cultist or Mac snob. I am. Really, I am resisting...

DJP said...

Too late!

(c;

threegirldad said...

The key to mastering the [MS Office 2007] ribbon...

Now officially known as the "Microsoft Office Fluent UI" -- an oxymoron if ever there was one...

As for Vista, the corporate world was practically monolithic in its rejection of it. Microsoft can't forget it/move on quickly enough.

Susan said...

Bingo, Fred. It is indeed from a Japanese version of Windows. Even if one cannot recognize the characters, just listening to all that arcade-esque music (not to mention what you already said) should tell one something.

CR said...

As a result of Dan's blog Rachael considers buying an Apple computer.

Dan's response: FAIL!