Anyone ever experience computer problems while programming?

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  1. Accido

    Accido New Member

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    About 5 years ago I created this program in visual studios and ran the program and my pc (then a 600mhz p3 I think) started acting unusual. Black screens, a drive acting up, rebooting, ghostly stuff like that. My computer crashed shortly after, about a week after, and I was able to save the information after scanned for viruses. The data was passed on to computer after computer, and i was searching my archives and found the program. Its' been a while since I programmed anything and I didn't remember too much about this particular program. I ran it, and two days later I notice the same side effects, and I started to have flashbacks. The program itself didn't do anything, the screen flickered and a dos window opened with some numbers fly across, and a file was created on my desktop: a black text document. I still don't remember what I was doing with this, but I do remember I saved it to fix it later. Anyone else experience this?
     
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    I haven't. Java doesn't let me do anything stupid to my computer. :sad2:

    Which language were you using? I'm guessing C/C++.
     
  3. Accido

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    Yeah, Microsoft Visual c++. If I could still program I might be able to understand what just happened. I guess I'll reformat befoer anything else happens
     
  4. Kabuko

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    Are you just running the executable? Do you still have the source?
     
  5. D1G1T4L

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    hm no... usually i know what the code is going to do before i run it
     
  6. Accido

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    You must be one of those people born with the ability to program, and never have to double check your work :cool:


    I can't find the source file. Maybe it was a compiling error? I reformatted anyway just to be sure, and I’ll delete the program.
     
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    Surgie Mein Führer, I can walk!

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    A few times when I accidentilly fucked up my logic and ended up with an infinite loop, thats always fun (not nearly as bad on 2k / xp as back when I was on 95 programming on a school comp :rofl: )
     
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    I remember doing something like that just for fun. :) is that technically a memory leak?
     
  9. crotchfruit

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    an infinite loop != memory leak.. unless you were mallocing random chunks of memory in your loop and not freeing them.

    in general, a program that causes an infinite loop or a memory leak will not screw up your computer as described, unless under some odd circumstance you rebooted right when windows was writing a system file or something of that sort.
     

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