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Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 08/27/2010

Computer problems continue at Va. DMV

By Washington Post editors

Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles offices still are unable to issue new or replacement driver's licenses, a day after a computer outage caused the state's largest digital malfunction since 2007.

The computer troubles were caused by hardware issues at the state's data center late Wednesday, when 228 servers went offline. Workers tried to repair the malfunctioning servers overnight, bringing 60 percent of those attached to the state's storage system back online.

But the state's 74 DMV locations are still facing problems, with customers unable to obtain new, replacement or duplicate driver's licenses, said Melanie Stokes, a Virginia DMV spokeswoman.

Check out Dr. Gridlock for more details.

--Derek Kravitz

By Washington Post editors  | August 27, 2010; 11:55 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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Went two weeks ago. Waited 1.25 hour; "computers out, don't know how long;" 5 minutes and a dozen people left; voodoo beads restored computer; watched ceiling drip onto floor and had an out of body experience. Or fell asleep.

Posted by: RogerRamjet2 | August 27, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

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