when i was a kid i got a CD-ROM in a box of cereal that was full of disney wallpapers and screensavers, and immediately installed them all onto my dads computer, and in the ensuing attempt to remove it all when he found out, i broke something, and for the next 5 years every time you started up the computer, it would produce 20+ identical error messages that each said something like "101dalmatians.exe has performed an illegal operation"


@jk Wow. lol

Worst I ever did was sneak into my parent's bedroom while they were still sleeping and start up their computer in order to start downloading a shareware game over dialup.

All the while, I was hoping to God the initial beep from the BIOS during bootup didn't wake them up, nor the keyboard or squeaky office chair.

@jk My parents never really used computers at home back then. It was only me, but theirs was the only one with internet at the time, so they had me at a stranglehold.

This was mainly just their way of trying to make sure I didn't ruin their brand new Dell Pentium III 450MHz with 96MB of RAM & a 9.1GB hard drive running Windows 98.

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