b3ta.com qotw
You are not logged in. Login or Signup
Home » Question of the Week » IT Support » Post 528681 | Search
This is a question IT Support

Our IT support guy has been in the job since 1979, and never misses an opportunity to pick up a mouse and say "Hello computer" into it, Star Trek-style. Tell us your tales from the IT support cupboard, either from within or without.

(, Thu 24 Sep 2009, 12:45)
Pages: Latest, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, ... 1

« Go Back

Hehe, just remembered this one.

Back in the day, you could edit the error messages in command.com using the hex mode in XTree Gold. Being a nice person, I decided to make some judicious changes to my boss's error messages, the one I remember was changing 'Bad Command or File Name' to 'Learn to type fatboy'.

Unfortunately, he was pretty competent with a keyboard, doubly unfortunate was that he'd made a new DOS boot disk from this machine the very afternoon after I'd made my edits. For those who don't know, making a boot floppy copies the command.com from the system.

Not too bad but he'd also used the boot disk to format hard drives in new systems and systems for repair. Copying my modified command.com to a number of customer's systems.


Width? 5.25"
(, Sun 27 Sep 2009, 0:21, Reply)

« Go Back

Pages: Latest, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, ... 1