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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted November 15, 2014 - 08:53 AM

Looks like my old desktop finally bit the dust! Shut it down the other night. All was fine. Started it up the next morning and got a 'Disk Boot Failure'! Put the Recovery disk in and found unrecoverable errors running chkdsk. Thankfully, I have the laptop to get my GTTalk fix!

This desktop is a 2001 model, so I got good life from it. Most all files had been copied to the laptop, so I can still function.


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 08:58 AM

Love having the laptop to fall back on myself.  I also have 2 much older laptops for emergency use.


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 09:23 AM

I have a second hard drive from another HP that I am Formatting and seeing if I can reinstall Win XP on to. Well, that didn't work as the area is only 250MB. Too small for Windows.


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 09:42 AM

I'm glad you can still get here Kenny.  Too bad about your PC.  Good luck getting another.


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 09:45 AM

Sorry about the PC, I also have a back up laptop. So far mine have been working faithfully.


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 11:05 AM

I've got two copies of my hard drive so I'm good if my computer crashed.
I can still get my GTTalk from my iphone though ;)


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 11:08 AM

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Posted November 15, 2014 - 11:32 AM

I feel your pain Kenny!

This piece of poo freezes up, has "fatal errors", and just plain restarts itself without warning.  It has completely quit several times.  I just unplug it for half a day and most times it takes off with few issues for a day or so.

My biggest problem is, for over a year now I can't upload pictures.  :mad2:

Gonna hafta break down and spend some cash.....


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 02:16 PM

Well, I fixed that puter. Went and bought a newer one, HP Slimline with Windows 8. It has an Intel Core i3, 4GB memory, 900GB hard drive. It's a model s5-1414 if you chose to look it up. Got it and a newer GT camera with video for $253! Has a nice widescreen monitor just a tad bigger than the old one (17.5" across, 20" diagonal) and a keyboard. Coming to you live from it right now.


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 02:19 PM

Sounds like you bought a camera and they threw in a computer with it! Seems like a real good buy.


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 03:00 PM

Well, I fixed that puter. Went and bought a newer one, HP Slimline with Windows 8. It has an Intel Core i3, 4GB memory, 900GB hard drive. It's a model s5-1414 if you chose to look it up. Got it and a newer GT camera with video for $253! Has a nice widescreen monitor just a tad bigger than the old one (17.5" across, 20" diagonal) and a keyboard. Coming to you live from it right now.

Just can't live without Windows XP Kenny?!?!  I think you got about 8 years more than the manufacturer expected on that rig!  

 

Now I like my HP desktops but what I hate is all of the bloat-ware from HP that comes along with them!  I spend a bunch of time uninstalling a lot of it.   Then I build my machine with the software I want and need.  

 

Now you are in everyone else's shoes!  Windows 8 (ain't great) is a pain but OK once you get used to it.  (Shell is a must in my book BTW)  

 

BTW-->  WTH are you gonna store that takes 900 Gig's?  A movie library?  Why now get a new HD LED 27" monitor?   Save $$$ and electricity!  My old eyes love mine!!  (All the movies will play great on it too!)   :worshippy1:

 

I am still hooked to my desktop and all of the things I can do with it.  Hard to teach old dogs new tricks I guess.   :firejumper:

 

I too have an old hard drive for data storage as well as C/D's, Zip Drives etc...  The file transfer for the H/D is slow @ USB 2.0 but it works fine for what little I have..  I thought my wife's old laptop bit the dust a few weeks ago when the H/D wouldn't start..  Cleaned things up and it's been fine since..  The time bomb is a-ticking though..  It doesn't see a lot of use anymore but I like it on trips and it comes in handy at times with a manual or information I need in the shop or just about anywhere I need it..  

 

Enjoy the speed of that new tower and I'll try and keep my Windows 7 rig rocking for the foreseeable future (maybe until 2021?)..


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 03:14 PM

My laptop is still XP! I'm learning this thing slowly!


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 03:51 PM

2001 ?  that thing is almost old enought to be coal powered


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 04:06 PM

Here's the camera. It's a Nikon Coolpix S3300. I shot a short video when I bought it. As soon as the battery charges fully, I'll download it & see if I can upload here.



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Posted November 15, 2014 - 04:34 PM

The new camera's are all powerful thus-->  battery HAWGS!!!  You will need to spend the big $$$on Lithium Ions!

 

Better buy a spare!  HERE?


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