Anydvd 6123 crashed my pc at first

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by sneakers, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. sneakers

    sneakers Well-Known Member

    Update works great but it did crash my pc when it first rebooted. I couldn't even reboot so I had to turn the surge protector off and on then turn my pc back on. Works great now! :)
  2. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    probably wasn't anything to do with the updated version.
  3. khlb

    khlb Well-Known Member

    Surge protector ? :confused:
  4. sneakers

    sneakers Well-Known Member

    You are supposed to plug your pc into a surge protector in case of a power surge in the line. If you don't and your power goes out or your house is hit by lightening your pc could be fried. When your power goes out and comes back on a surge is sent through the line and could fry your pc same with lightening.

    Last edited: Feb 17, 2007
  5. bilbo65

    bilbo65 Well-Known Member

    :disagree: Flaky PC. Not an anyDVD problem....:agree:
  6. Whisperer

    Whisperer Well-Known Member

    Geez, I better get one ... that lightning talk is really scaring me. Because everyone is always telling me "God is gonna get you" :(

  7. SLaTheR-

    SLaTheR- Well-Known Member

    Guess you have never had a mother board fry due to power surge.

    As soon as it happens you'll be buying surge protectors. As well as a new PC. 8)
  8. bilbo65

    bilbo65 Well-Known Member

    A very rare event.....
  9. khlb

    khlb Well-Known Member

    And I thought it was the Moderators – anyway thanks for the explanation sneakers
  10. TPLAT

    TPLAT Well-Known Member

    I use surge protectors. We had a lightening strike close to my house one time and I saw blue sparks pop out of an unused plug in near my tv.
  11. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member


    Better still, get a battery back-up. It will help with surges (if a bolt hits your house not much will help and in case God can hit a 1 iron) and keep it going for a while during an outage.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2007
  12. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Not all that rare in certain parts of the country. I live in the MidWest and lightning is a very real and common occurrence in the Spring and Summer months.
    Persoanlly, I like PC owners who don't have Surge protection......... I get to sell them more parts.:D
  13. bilbo65

    bilbo65 Well-Known Member

    Lightning and thunder storms are real and common.....Affecting your computer is a rare event....:)
  14. RedFox 1

    RedFox 1 Super Moderator

    You are correct to a point Bilbo65, if Lightning strikes a power station the power in you house may be disrupted and when the power returns the surge may affect some of your electronics. If Lightning strikes your house, your computer is the last thing you will worry about.:agree:
  15. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    Not where I live. I've lost over 5 computers to lightning over the past 10 years. I even have lightning rods around my house. I've got everything on good surge protectors now, but, it's not that rare for us. :)
  16. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    The voice of experience! :D
    I haven't had to resort to lightning rods but I do have surge protectors on every PC that I own and I have never lost a PC to electrical damage. I have lost 3 surge protectors in the last 5 yrs.
  17. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    I've never lost a surge protector or a computer to lightning.
  18. bilbo65

    bilbo65 Well-Known Member

    Me either, obviously......:D
  19. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    It's not something I'm actually HAPPY about, mind you. :) I haven't lost anything in quite a while, but, it definitely has happened. The last machine to fry was over at my uncle's house next door. We have a little field between us that gets hit once in a while. Fun to watch, sucks to lose equipment.