You touch BIOS, you die!

This should be my new rule for clueless users. If you let anyone touch the BIOS settings on your laptop you will be brutally LART’ed in the face.

I just got a machine here in the office that absolutely refused to connect to the internet. The modem refused to work, and no networking devices except for the wifi card showed up in the device manager. The guy swore up and down the didn’t do anything, and that no one else touched the machine. I figured there might be some hardware failure or whatnot.

I got it in the office today, and after playing around for few minutes I drooped down into BIOS. It turns out that someone disabled all networking devices other than the wifi, and for some reason set the internal NIC as the primary boot device. Who does that?

I’m quite sure that the laptop’s owner did not do this himself. But he did let some retard fux around with it. And that would be ok if he told me about it. But no, he kept saying no one touched it and no settings were changed. Apparently, the laptop somehow managed to flash it’s BIOS overnight without even rebooting. Sigh..

This is yet another lesson never to believe what the user is telling you. Always verify what they say.

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2 Responses to You touch BIOS, you die!

  1. ZeWrestler UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    least he didn’t play in the registry

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  2. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Well, most people ph34r the registry. Not many people know how to get to it, and it’s cryptic enough to keep people from tampering. Surprisingly, I see very few registry issues that are not related to spyware.

    Heh, I still can’t figure out why did this guy set the internal NIC as the first boot device…

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