Are the predictions on what percentage of the questions in superuser the solution would be to reboot?

I'm going to guess about 5%.

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+1 for the IT crowd reference :) –  fretje Jul 15 '09 at 13:01
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My guess is that it is around 50% too few answers!! ;) –  Julian Knight Jan 23 '13 at 23:56

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can we add an auto bot to add that as the first answer to any question containing keywords such as 'frozen', 'stuck', 'blue screen', etc.

Josh

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Won't be surprised if this Bot achieves Skeet-esque reputation and celebrity in no time –  Assaf Jul 15 '09 at 11:25

You cannot fix a machine by just power-cycling it with no understanding of what is going wrong.

Tom Knight

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If you're on a helpdesk, far, FAR too many solutions are "reboot and shut up". –  Stephen Jennings Jul 15 '09 at 9:44
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The rest are usually "Plug the computer in and press the on switch" :p –  waffles Jul 15 '09 at 10:45
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Before rebooting you have to waste at least two and a half hours figuring it out. Then you reboot. –  Camilo Martin Jan 21 '13 at 19:27

I'm predicting

Sounds like a virus...my mom had that, I think.

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Try control, alt, and delete maybe?

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Yes!! The "virus" thing. How it bothers me. "My computer is slow even if I purchased and installed AVG, Avast, Kaspersky and SuperAntivirusPlus2013, it must be that Cornflickr thing that's been in the news!" –  Camilo Martin Jan 21 '13 at 19:31

Suggest there is just an automatically posted answer after a 10 second delay suggesting this...

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You can get some insight into providing true helpdesk-quality answers online by reading Roy's tech support on Twitter.

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