An excuse to space out for a couple of hours when you work in a office cubicle managed by a clueless boss.
Boss: "Johnson, have you sent out those STP reports?"
Johnson: "Uh.... no there was a problem with my computer, it was (insert computer jargon), I've been trouble shooting."
A pathetic attempt by a piece of software and/or human user at solving a problem which will persist despite any efforts short of divine intervention
After attempting to trouble shoot Windows ME errors for an hour, I was having trouble keeping myself from shooting my computer
Working to repair an issue to a problem
Making something that's not working as desired work again
The trouble with troubleshooting is that trouble shoots back!
My computer wont work and I really need my IT guy to get here and start troubleshooting.
too shoot trouble at people
The At&t guy was troubleshooting my phone for 3 hours!
A window that pops up whenever there's a problem with your Windows, and never actually suggests a solution that helps fixing it.
The reason your CD-ROM doesn't work is because of blah blah.....
Did that solve the problem?
-Yes after I did that the CD-ROM works now
-No that didn't help me
Select No and the next page says:
We couldn't solve your problem with this trouble shooting session.
When a man has problems with impotency
Sorry honey, I am having trouble shooting today.
Trying to find the source of a problem. Often associated with computer. Usually a pain in the arse.
I found this Microsoft trouble shooting manual, and now I think it would be more appropriate that I shoot myself.