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Horror Stories

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

IT Fail: This is why you don’t mess with Windows logon

Republished with permission from our friends at The Daily WTF: Companies beyond a certain size all follow the same basic pattern. Where possible, everything gets centralized...

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 myITforum.com (a great site if you get the chance to head...

I think you’ve missed an important detail [CPU Gore]

  Seems staged, but hey...if you've been a reader here for long, you know you have seen stranger things... via:

Found The Guy That Works On Internet Explorer! [video]

This came to us via email submission. Claudio J. CHIABAI has a sharp eye for spotting crappy code! ______________________________________________________________________ [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tZQtU8QiiY?rel=0]  

Even the best laid plans…

A while back I worked at a company that had a large number of satellite campuses. Each site had all their own equipment, staff,...

Who’s The Sucker Now? [pic]


AT&T: What the hell?

This is a long one, but it delivers... - Rob --- Thank you for your patience! An AT&T customer service representative will be with you shortly. You...

Oldie: Best Buy sells fake iPad. “Whoops.”

This is a bit old, but still relevant - this is on the heels of our (near) customer fraud story from the other day...(thanks...

Warranty Repair? [pic]

The article says it even still booted! via:

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

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