Cleaning data on my computer

I remember my first computer which I had when I was in about 4th standard (1)About 15 years back if I remember correctly . It was a real source of entertainment for me at the time. Although I did enjoy playing basic dos games on it for long durations a lot, but I remember that computer and most importantly it’s exact configuration because of a really hilarious incident that happened with me! (2)Well considering my age at that time and my level of understanding of computers, it really was hilarious, not that dumb 😀

The computer I had at that time had a 504MB HDD, 32MB RAM, one 3.5" in Floppy drive, A 15" black & white monitor. And it was running Windows 3.1! This particular incident happened on one fine day when while I was transferring some files from several of my loved floppy disks that I got from my friends and I suddenly realized that I had an awful mess in the C:\ drive. I had so many files there that I had no clue about! I was dead sure most of them were ‘useless’ and I never used them and certainly would never need them in the future!

So I decided that it was time enough that I should clean it all up and have a really organized and tidy C:\! It took me a lot of time and patience to carefully chose files that were ‘useless’ and the ones that were ‘useful’ the ones that I had put there myself and I used often, wallpapers and games, and deleted all the ‘useless’ files.

Some of the files that got deleted from the C:\ were autoexec.bat (3)What a weird name, I thought! I do not want anything executed by itself!!! , and other important (well important for Windows!) files like boot.ini (4)I don’t wear boots, I thought , etc. After I cleaned everything up I felt really nice, it felt that now I really own the computer! After all I should know each and every file that is there! The only files that I needn’t bother about were in the windows folder, those I needn’t mess with, that’s the windows!

So I cleaned up all my data in C:\ and it felt like I did a really good job, played a few games like dave, prince 1, for some more time and enjoyed a lot (5)Little did I know, I was playing them for the last time . After I was through I shut down my pc and went back to doing my homework. I completed my homework really quickly and got back on my comp, only to start it and get all sorts of errors and it won’t boot up. It was so weird!. I tried a lot of things, got the command prompt as well but couldn’t get the windows up and running. That’s when I knew I was in trouble!!!

It had taken a lot of convincing my dad to actually get him to arrange a PC from his company which he would get at a reasonable price. And it wasn’t the fact that I had ruined the pc that was worrying me. It was the fact that this would give him the chance to have it returned back so I could focus on my studies and not waste time on it anymore, the noises and the games really annoyed him anyways! (6)Well that is exactly what happened :/

Not to worry, I got my hands on a lot of PCs at the school lab! Me and my friends did lots and lots of fun things. Played loads of games! We knew exactly how to fool the Lab Assistant into thinking that we’re actually learning MS Office!!!

It was one really hilarious thing that happened, I laugh a lot even today thinking of what happened.

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