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I need a new computer - fun!

Last Saturday I was working on my computer when it suddenly said "Beginning Dump of Physical Memory".  At first I was not alarmed, I know I have seen that before on my computer at work.  I tried to re-boot and it initially seemed like all was fine but then there was an empty blue screen with a flashing cursor.  Then we got the dreadded "No bootable drives detected". and the computer began making these horrible clicking noises.  Turns out the hard-drive is a goner!

We are off this weekend to go investigate computers and decide what to get.  Any suggestions?

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Comment balloon 10 commentsDr. Stacey-Ann Baugh • May 02 2009 02:53PM

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I would try to stay away from any with the Windows Vista platform. It's alot easier to format docs and programs to load off of Windows XP. You can get Windows XP put on any computer. Itmay cost a few bucks to do that, but it saves you alot of frustration in the end.

Posted by Scott M. Stulich, "REALTY becomes REALITY" (Signature Realty Group, LLC.) about 9 years ago

We love our Gateway FHD2400 24 inch Widescreen.  We have no problems with Vista.  Steven and Marti

Posted by Steven Simmons and Marti Schmidt, Ocean Shores Real Estate www.theoceaniscalling.com (John L Scott Ocean Shores) about 9 years ago

Hi Stacy

It's a sad day when our computer dies, I've had a couple die and it's a mess, but we will get though it.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

Stay with XP Pro or you might have to buy more than just a new computer -- you may end up needing new printer and other items, ie scanner, etc .

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) about 9 years ago

Hope you find a good one!  Sorry about the failure.  Can you save the info?

Posted by Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) about 9 years ago

Scott, Steven & Marti - I have heard mixed information about the wonders of XP vs. Vista.

Lou - this is the first time this has happened to me.  I have had viruses that needed fixing but never a total death before.

Bob & Carolin - What did it do to the printer, etc?

Paddy - My brother is going to see how much he can retrieve for us.  We had some stuff backed up but not the most recent.  The worse loss would be pictures that we might have had.

 

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) about 9 years ago

Stacey, the 24 inch widescreen is incredible!

Posted by Steven Simmons and Marti Schmidt, Ocean Shores Real Estate www.theoceaniscalling.com (John L Scott Ocean Shores) about 9 years ago

Love my Acer mini because I can take it anywhere, and it fits in most of my purses.  I can always use the big screen at the office...  And the mini is so inexpensive that you can buy a second computer, if you decide it's too small for you, but you'll still have the mini for traveling and appointments.

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) about 9 years ago

Steven & Marti - my husband really thinks we should get a laptop

Margaret - I have been lobbying for one of those so that I can bring it with me all the time - so far no luck with hubby

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) about 9 years ago

Stacey,

The way they have come down in price I think a lap top is the only way to go.  Get as much memory and as big of a hard drive as you can.  And know in a couple of months it will be old technology.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker about 9 years ago

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