Re: Fatal Installer Error
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Yes…it’s probably a temporary paralysis at worse and not truly fatal. :P
Brings me back to the old Applie II days when I found a game I really hated on one of the school’s disks, so I went into basic and re-wrote the first few lines of the programme to abort with a fake error message that said, ‘broken computer and bad disk error.” It was the easiest thing to do on a system where 90% of the stuff we used was done in Applesoft Basic.
“Boy,” I chuckled to myself with gremlinish glee, “some poor person is going to have a heart attack when they see or hear that.”
I never did get to find out if anyone discovered the prank, though.
Computers were a lot different then and there really weren’t any disastrous operating system errors – just damaged disks, which you simply had to throw out, and total hardware failures, which didn’t really generate any error messages and which probably necessitated tossing your Apple II E into the garbage, too, since they were already obsolete by the early 90s…
Anyway, if it’s not malware you’ve got (and I suspect it’s probably not), my guess would be – a programme that automatically installs new updates, but that isn’t windows – for example, something like Java, or Adobe Flash Player or Acrobat. I bet you a few bucks that the error message will come back at some point, or else the programme will *successfully* install next time.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: November 18, 2020 04:47 PM
Subject: Re: [win10] Fatal Installer Error
On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 04:40 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041