Remember the HP Touchscreen I won?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Evil Marge, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Yep, the HP Touchsmart you guy's helped me win in the HP/ Buzz Corps comp about 2 years ago!! Well it's broke. A few weeks ago hubby was watching a video when the pc froze and refused to shut down. Took me 2 days and numerous attempts to get it to start and try to do a repair. F8 etc refused to work and none of the repair or recover functions would work.

    Decided to do a fresh install in the hope that it was just one of things where something silly goes wrong. I finally did it and it lasted all of a day before it did the same thing and told me there was an error on boot and a hard drive error. In the end I gave up and left it alone, we decided the only thing to do was to buy a new hard drive cause we thought there must be something wrong with it.

    It came yesterday and we managed to get Vista reinstalled without a hitch and all went well till this morning when I turned it on clicked Firefox and nothing happened. I clicked Documents and again nothing happened. It just froze and refused to shut down.
    Had to hold the button in to force a shut down and now it refuses to start exactly like it did when all this started. Looks like it's knackered :cry:

    Now I have a spare hard drive and nowhere to put it, what a waste of money.
     
  2. Electronic Punk

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    Hmm, do they sell that model or similar over here in the UK ?
     
  3. Evil Marge

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    As far as I can gather this model (IQ816) is discontinued
     
  4. fitz

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    Marge: my window is still open if you decide to toss it in :)
     
  5. Jewelzz

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    Guess no warranty?
     
  6. Evil Marge

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    Ah was that you? I didn't realise :laugh: I hope it's a big window lol. My son has ideas of what it could be so we're trying to narrow it down to see what we can do.

    Nope no warranty or anything.
     
  7. Evil Marge

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    Ooooh yay looks like it's fixed :D My son came up with the idea that there might be something wrong with one of the memory sticks so he ran a memory check, low and behold it came up with an error. He took one of the sticks out and 3 days later it's still running perfectly fine :D
    Keep your fingers crossed for me.
     
  8. fitz

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    drat.. i was hoping it would find it's way through my window :)

    Congrats Marge - hope it works for you :)
     
  9. Electronic Punk

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    Good stuff, does it have standard memory or some kind of super desktop/laptop hybrid that no one sells in this half of the world?
     
  10. Jewelzz

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    *crosses fingers and toes*
     
  11. Evil Marge

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    Sorry LOL :laugh:

    It uses standard memory same as a laptop thankfully, it's only got 2GB memory in it now but it's still going strong :D

    Thanks Jewelzz, I need all the help I can get :laugh:
     
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