A list of dumb things to check when troubleshooting computer problems from Tom Limoncelli, author of Time Management for System Administrators. A few examples:
- Make sure CapsLock is off. (Same for ScrollLock and NumLock)
- Are both ends of the (power/network/video/etc.) cable plugged in?
- Use cut-and-paste to copy that variable name to see if it was entered correctly.
Listen to an interview with Tom Limoncelli from the StackOverflow podcast.
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Here’s a slightly tongue in cheek trouble shooting list http://secretgeek.net/simple_checklist.asp
I particularly like 86. uninstall adobe pdf reader
In the past, when stuck, I’ve done this; it didn’t help, but it did make me feel better.
LOL, first thing to do when troubleshooting computer problems – UNINSTALL WINDOWS…