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Stories that document the ill-fated attempts of IT to fix something, but things go horribly, horribly wrong.

Spiceworks: Return of the cable closet contest!

(CONTEST LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST) If you're some sort of weirdo and enjoy pics of nasty network closets or maybe your thing...

I don’t know how I’d handle this one…

Two years ago, a "large" lady called me because her pc wasn't booting properly. She said it was making lots of beeps and that...

User Hardware: Barf Worthy Mouse [pic]

Reddit and lunch time don't mix. via:

Go Daddy gets owned: your inbox not as full as a result

Go Daddy, the ubiquitous online hosting and registration service got owned today by a person named @AnonymousOwn3r - note that there seems to be...

“I Guess I Didn’t Need Your Fancy Tech Support After All” [story]

From our friends at FANCY TECH SUPPORT Over the phone: Client: “I’ve put the DVD in my computer but it won’t recognize it in Windows Media...

Bad start to the day for any server admin [pic]

  The only time I remember seeing something like this was when I was setting up a disk array and the drives were still initializing...

Colossal IT Fail: Accidentally formatting hard disks of 9,000 PCs and 490 servers

HOLY CRAP.  Here is an IT horror story from Rod Trent over at (a great site if you get the chance to head...

220, 221, Whatever It Takes [story]

I was working for a local community college and my boss asked me to go check out a machine in the admin lab. The...

No Cases With Lights At My House [comic]

This is why. via:

“No joke.”

So one year ago I was working off-site phone-based tech support for a very large pharmaceutical company; mostly email issues, VPN stuff, " printer...