Retail geeks aren't geeky enough (NewsForge)
Posted Jan 22, 2005 0:55 UTC (Sat) by ssavitzky
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Amazingly enough, when I took my daughter's dual-boot laptop in to Fry's to have multiple keyboard, CD-ROM and power-connector problems repaired, it came back with boot sector intact.
My guess is that, at the factory, the first thing they do is swap in their diagnostic disk and run that. They probably don't even try to boot *your* disk unless the trouble ticket says you're having problems with it.
YMMV depending on the laptop's manufacturer; this was a Fujitsu.
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