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Computer Use

Have you ever experienced a crash or freeze while using your computer?

0% (0) No
8% (3) Yes, but the computer/application began to respond later on without rebooting
23% (8) Yes, the computer had to be rebooted
67% (23) Yes, both

34 voters have answered this question.

Have you ever experienced a blue screen of death, kernel panic or other stop screen while using your computer?

79% (27) Yes
20% (7) No

34 voters have answered this question.

Think of the most serious crash or freeze requiring you to reboot your computer you have encountered. After rebooting:

32% (11) No residual symptoms were present and the issue recieved no more attention
17% (6) A few errors were displayed but they were clicked away and the problem recieved no more attention
29% (10) The problem was still present and was resolved through troubleshooting on your own
2% (1) The problem was still present and was resolved after troubleshooting with the assistance of technical support over the phone
2% (1) The problem was still present and was resolved by a technician who came on site
8% (3) The problem was still present and the computer was taken in for servicing
5% (2) The problem was still present and the computer was replaced

34 voters have answered this question.

Have you ever damaged a computer or peripheral (such as a keyboard) due to frustration with the device?

73% (25) No
14% (5) Yes, but the damage was minor and the computer/peripheral continued to function
0% (0) Yes, the damage was moderate and the computer/peripheral continued to function (although possibly with some problems)
5% (2) Yes, the damage was severe and the computer/peripheral was no longer functional
5% (2) Yes, the computer/peripheral was destroyed

34 voters have answered this question.

How long do you believe the average computer lasts?

0% (0) Less than one year
2% (1) One year
2% (1) Two years
17% (6) Three years
11% (4) Four years
26% (9) Five years
5% (2) Six years
2% (1) Seven years
29% (10) More than seven years

34 voters have answered this question.

Have you ever gotten a virus, worm, or other type of malware (not spyware) on your computer?

14% (5) No
26% (9) Yes, the virus was removed through manually
47% (16) Yes, the virus was removed by anti-virus software
5% (2) Yes, the virus was removed by a technician who came on site
5% (2) Yes, the computer was sent off to a service location to remove the virus

34 voters have answered this question.

Have you ever lost critical (non replaceable such as pictures or home video) files due to a problem with your computer?

35% (12) Yes
41% (14) No
23% (8) No, but I would have if they hadn't been backed up

34 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2010-01-08 23:56:48 by SpiderRider3
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