April 2002

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HP Automation Safety: Safety in software

It seems like everything I touch lately that has software in it is going bad. My desktop (PC) performance has deteriorated so badly that I decided to give it a lobotomy and reformat th..

Goble, W., exida LLC

It seems like everything I touch lately that has software in it is going bad. My desktop (PC) performance has deteriorated so badly that I decided to give it a lobotomy and reformat the hard disk. Last time I did this, I reloaded my applications and the machine's performance and reliability improved nicely. This time I typed the command and nothing happened. It turned out there was no format.com file on my Microsoft boot disk. Did they do that just to waste my time or did they really think they were protecting someone? No problem. I made a boot disk and proceeded. The process did not go well this time. With all new copy

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