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An overwhelming amount of IT administrators said they have received complaints or support calls from users who did not know that a computer does not work without power. In one case, the user’s frustration caused them to destroy their machine, not realizing it simply needed to be plugged in.  One respondent even told us that a user did not understand that they had plugged a power strip “into itself” and couldn’t figure out why their computer wasn’t powering up.

If you work in an office, chances are you have seen a frantic IT guy or gal running around trying to put out virtual fires, and you’ve wondered what all the fuss was about. In addition to the numerous, legitimate, technical glitches that can come up when operating a data center, there are also lots of mind-numbing issues that IT admins run into when it comes to supporting users. GFI Software was curious to find out how stressed IT admins are and what causes all that tension, so they surveyed hundreds of IT admins in the U.S. and the UK. The top-line results were very interesting, but it was when they dug deeper that they learned just how strange the daily user support situations really are.

Here are the top nine most ridiculous things users do.

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