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Message 522106 - Posted: 23 Feb 2007, 13:04:03 UTC



Another SETI Member - CoolBlue87GT has had a Laptop Stolen

> here's his Post I received an email this morning - SETI has found something !!!!

Message 522102 - Posted 23 Feb 2007 12:41:51 UTC

That's great.

Question, who do I contact to search for the laptop I had stolen ?

Not a joke, I had a Compaq laptop stolen awhile back. Would love to get it back.



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Message 522114 - Posted: 23 Feb 2007, 13:21:11 UTC

We need his answer, if it was a crunch Laptop.



But, its time to build a task force for that.
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Message 522134 - Posted: 23 Feb 2007, 15:00:11 UTC
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Can't the user and SETI follow the same steps the Admiral took?
Maybe start a fresh thread for CoolBlue87GT, and get people involved like last time?

Edit : Yup this is a fresh thread. lol MORE COFFEE! I edited this one so as not to stretch. Thanks Nobody.
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Message 522137 - Posted: 23 Feb 2007, 15:04:21 UTC - in response to Message 522134.

Can't the user and SETI follow the same steps the Admiral took?
Maybe start a fresh thread for CoolBlue87GT, and get people involved like last time?


THIS IS a 'Fresh Thread' Pawly . . . and We're waiting for CB to Contact . . .

Anybody on the BOINC Synergy TeAm could also Post there (in their Forum) and

have CB give some Feedback to his Post and this one
(This Post is Listed in

quite a few Places) . . .

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Message 522151 - Posted: 23 Feb 2007, 16:00:11 UTC - in response to Message 522137.


UPDATE: Sent a LINK Message to Dr. Zain Upton - @ BOINC Synergy to POST

Links / COMMENT @ the Synergy Boards . . .
Hopefully Somebody's going to

Respond to this Issue (Referral Mainly to CB ;) . . .


Can't the user and SETI follow the same steps the Admiral took?
Maybe start a fresh thread for CoolBlue87GT, and get people involved like last time?


THIS IS a 'Fresh Thread' Pawly . . . and We're waiting for CB to Contact . . .

Anybody on the BOINC Synergy TeAm could also Post there (in their Forum) and

have CB give some Feedback to his Post and this one
(This Post is Listed in

quite a few Places) . . .


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Message 522212 - Posted: 23 Feb 2007, 18:58:52 UTC

CoolBlue87GT - The ONE thing that saved me and made it possible for me to actually recover this was that I was running Seti as a service. I don't know if you did that, or really, whether many people do.

I set it that way so my wife would not have to mess with it. It would start when she fired things up.

If you have it runnign as a service, and they have not wiped the laptop, there is a good chance you can get it back.

I'm sure we'd be happy to help. Let me know if there's anything I can do to assist you.

- For those of you who have laptops, I recommend something like Cyber Angel or Lojack for laptop recovery software. They're both pretty cool.
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Message 522221 - Posted: 23 Feb 2007, 19:18:19 UTC
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@Admiral Marith: I just checked your computer list... I see a P4M is currently crunching. You got it back and are still crunching with it. LOL! :)
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Message 522265 - Posted: 23 Feb 2007, 20:42:02 UTC - in response to Message 522221.

@Admiral Marith: I just checked your computer list... I see a P4M is currently crunching. You got it back and are still crunching with it. LOL! :)


That must be the OTHER laptop. My wife's laptop, strangely enough, just before it was stolen, had been in for a hard drive replacement. She couldn't tell me where the recovery disks I made when she bought it were, so I had to load a fresh copy of windows.

Ever since then, if the machine is logged on, it will power off no matter what the power management settings are. So I stil gotta twiddle that bit.

It's an Averatec 3270.... more research. But yes, got it back. Intact. Life is happy.

Now to help CoolBlue here.

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Message 522353 - Posted: 23 Feb 2007, 22:44:22 UTC - in response to Message 522265.

@Admiral Marith: I just checked your computer list... I see a P4M is currently crunching. You got it back and are still crunching with it. LOL! :)


That must be the OTHER laptop. My wife's laptop, strangely enough, just before it was stolen, had been in for a hard drive replacement. She couldn't tell me where the recovery disks I made when she bought it were, so I had to load a fresh copy of windows.

Ever since then, if the machine is logged on, it will power off no matter what the power management settings are. So I stil gotta twiddle that bit.

It's an Averatec 3270.... more research. But yes, got it back. Intact. Life is happy.

Now to help CoolBlue here.

Check the manufactures website for drivers.
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Message 522360 - Posted: 23 Feb 2007, 22:51:13 UTC - in response to Message 522353.

@Admiral Marith: I just checked your computer list... I see a P4M is currently crunching. You got it back and are still crunching with it. LOL! :)


That must be the OTHER laptop. My wife's laptop, strangely enough, just before it was stolen, had been in for a hard drive replacement. She couldn't tell me where the recovery disks I made when she bought it were, so I had to load a fresh copy of windows.

Ever since then, if the machine is logged on, it will power off no matter what the power management settings are. So I stil gotta twiddle that bit.

It's an Averatec 3270.... more research. But yes, got it back. Intact. Life is happy.

Now to help CoolBlue here.

Check the manufactures website for drivers.


And check for power settings in the BIOS. I have seen a few PCs that the BIOS settings will override the Windows settings.

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Message 522689 - Posted: 24 Feb 2007, 14:36:16 UTC - in response to Message 522106.



Another SETI Member - CoolBlue87GT has had a Laptop Stolen

> here's his Post I received an email this morning - SETI has found something !!!!

Message 522102 - Posted 23 Feb 2007 12:41:51 UTC

That's great.

Question, who do I contact to search for the laptop I had stolen ?

Not a joke, I had a Compaq laptop stolen awhile back. Would love to get it back.



Suggestions?

>Q. has anybody heard from CB or does anybody know him?

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Message 523105 - Posted: 25 Feb 2007, 12:49:32 UTC

Thanks for starting this for me.

I know the laptop was taken to Washington state, after that, the trail runs cold.

It was run in the backround at start up.
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Message 523249 - Posted: 25 Feb 2007, 17:36:04 UTC - in response to Message 523105.


Thanks for starting this for me.

I know the laptop was taken to Washington state, after that, the trail runs cold.

It was run in the backround at start up.


@ CB - contaCt me: nobodyatseti_at_gmail_dot_com (*u* know whaT ta do ;)

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Message 523567 - Posted: 26 Feb 2007, 8:36:36 UTC - in response to Message 522360.

@Admiral Marith: I just checked your computer list... I see a P4M is currently crunching. You got it back and are still crunching with it. LOL! :)


That must be the OTHER laptop. My wife's laptop, strangely enough, just before it was stolen, had been in for a hard drive replacement. She couldn't tell me where the recovery disks I made when she bought it were, so I had to load a fresh copy of windows.

Ever since then, if the machine is logged on, it will power off no matter what the power management settings are. So I stil gotta twiddle that bit.

It's an Averatec 3270.... more research. But yes, got it back. Intact. Life is happy.

Now to help CoolBlue here.

Check the manufactures website for drivers.


And check for power settings in the BIOS. I have seen a few PCs that the BIOS settings will override the Windows settings.



Some BIOS settings work in concert with Windows settings to produce the opposite effect to the one you want... "Caps Lock" is the perfect example. If you set BIOS and Windows to apply Caps Lock when booting, the net effect is that Caps Lock remains off!
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Message 523629 - Posted: 26 Feb 2007, 13:36:55 UTC - in response to Message 523105.

Thanks for starting this for me.

I know the laptop was taken to Washington state, after that, the trail runs cold.

It was run in the backround at start up.


@CB:
Can you see if the lapptop is still crunching, by checking your stats? If it is, then you have a good chance it can be found, like the Admiral's was. If it's stopped crunching, odds are the new "owner" has removed BOINC, or reformatted.

I wish you luck. Having twice had my working vehicle broken into, and stuff stolen, PLUS having my work van stolen, I know how it feels to have that violated feeling thieves' victims get. The first time, I had a loaded .22 Magnum next to my bed for weeks.
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Message 523636 - Posted: 26 Feb 2007, 13:48:14 UTC - in response to Message 523249.


@ CB - Dr. Zain Upton wrote me last night - get in touch w/ him & myself as well - Thanks . . .


Thanks for starting this for me.

I know the laptop was taken to Washington state, after that, the trail runs cold.

It was run in the backround at start up.


@ CB - contaCt me: nobodyatseti_at_gmail_dot_com (*u* know whaT ta do ;)

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Message 525272 - Posted: 2 Mar 2007, 6:12:43 UTC
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Oh well , I guess no reply. It was worth a try. Thanks.
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Message 525284 - Posted: 2 Mar 2007, 7:10:02 UTC - in response to Message 525272.


Oh well , I guess no reply. It was worth a try. Thanks.


@ CB - contaCt me: nobodyatseti_at_gmail_dot_com

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Message 525287 - Posted: 2 Mar 2007, 7:16:00 UTC

I still think that the best security for a laptop is to set the Bios to boot up only from the hard drive, set the Bios password enabled, encrypt the hard drive data (optional), and have a Windows password. Most thieves won't be able to take the laptop apart to reset the Bios. After doing all that your laptop will be junk to them or any pawn shop.
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Message 530376 - Posted: 12 Mar 2007, 15:48:27 UTC

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