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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
by RabidWombat June 01, 2004
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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.
by Tosh November 02, 2003
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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.
by The IT Director May 01, 2012
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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.
by Stuart October 11, 2003
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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."
by Dmorg November 16, 2003
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