DPete27 wrote:My brother has the WORST luck with computers. He's owned....6 computers (laptop/desktop) and I think all but 2 have had some sort of persistent problem. His most frequent computer problem is the BSOD. Obviously I help him troubleshoot, and I've even taken his machines home with me, tested them relentlessly and found no problems. Then I give it back and it BSODs. I had come to the conclusion that the crashes were stemming from electrical issues in his apartment, but despite me suggesting a UPS multiple times, he never got one, and now he doesn't live there anymore. I'm still keeping that theory in the back of my mind to see if he has problems at his new place.
LostCat wrote:Got new laptop.
It crashes an obscene amount.
...if it's plugged in.
Back to Worst Buy with you!
SoM wrote:you're supposed format c:\ first
DancinJack wrote:Well at least share with us what it is so maybe we can avoid it too.
DancinJack wrote:DancinJack wrote:Well at least share with us what it is so maybe we can avoid it too.
DancinJack wrote:I've got no real issue with HP, but I definitely would not have bought that laptop for myself. Hope it works alright for you.
anotherengineer wrote:You may be able to recover the data by using a Linux PCPC's ok, my synology ds712+ ($500) nas died after 4 years of very light use, i get the dreaded "Configuration Lost"
changed cmos battery, nothing.
I don't want to use any of their stuff again, but I may have to if I want to swap over my drives and keep my data intact, this time it will be a ~$200 model though.
just brew it! wrote:DancinJack wrote:I've got no real issue with HP, but I definitely would not have bought that laptop for myself. Hope it works alright for you.
HP is schizophrenic. Their laptops aimed at general consumers can be pretty awful, but their business stuff (e.g. EliteBook) are generally decent. My personal laptop (which is getting pretty long in the tooth but still meets my needs) is an EliteBook I purchased a few years back as a refurb, and upgraded with additional RAM and an SSD.