Ron, I thought that I would let it pass but my craving for "I told you so" does not allow me to.Nearly an year ago we had a discussion on this group regarding keeping the PC switched on 24/7/52. I was the lone and vociferous proponent of the theory that *in case you do not need to use the PC for the next couple of hours,* power it down( the same goes for other electrical equipments). The two valid reasons are (1) it saves power. (2) no surge protector is as goooooooooood as the power switch. You guys living in affluent countries are spoiled by faultless lines and clean power. So when the surge when it takes your *old wallet* away. Need I remind you that the theory about "shocks to the MoBo at startup of PC" can be debunked by my theory that more PC'c die of obsolence rather than of shocks. BTW it is always heartening to learn that you are back, and with good vigour too. Welcome back my friend!!! Madhup Thakur ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Allen" <chizotz@xxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: I'm Back -- I hope! > > BC> My questions are. > BC> Did you recall if there was a Power Surge at the time? > BC> Do you run some Power Surge Equipment? > > Hi Barry, > > Then my older machine went out. Then my VCR went out. Then my newer > computer went out, all within a few days. > > My only conclusion has to be that there was a power surge, possibly > from technicians working in the area. There is a transformer station > right behind the house. In 15+ years, I've never had this kind of > problem, but... there it is. > Ron For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.