Re: ATTN: Betty
- From: Shadow <Sh@xxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2011 09:13:48 -0200
On Tue, 27 Dec 2011 21:51:26 -0600, Betty <howdy@xxxxx'all> wrote:
Sycho wrote:Boots to BIOS so the video is working. Did you alter the bios
This just in to the alt.2600 news room. On Tue, 27 Dec 2011 13:05:10
-0600 it was announced to all in a public briefing, Betty
<howdy@xxxxx'all> made the following declaration and shocked the world
when the following was announced:
On 12/27/11 1:46 PM, Betty wrote:I have a Windows 7 upgrade disc that Toshiba gave me for free, but I'm
Thanks for the tips. I saved the post and may deal with those itemsDo yourself a favour, upgrade to 7, 64 bit if you have appropriate
later. I'm not in the mood today to mess with this computer. I don't run
XP. I'm using Vista.
hardware, it rocks. Only crashed it once, and I'll admit I was pushing
my luck. :-)
not having any *real* problems with Vista so I don't want to rock the
boat. I've been intending to get an external HD to move things over to
rather than burning everything to DVDs. I'm just a lazy shopper. Hate it!
My laptop is a 64 bit. I have no idea what that means. [g] All I know is
it won't run some my favorite antique Win3 programs.
Basically RAM. You can expand the memory beyond 4GB. Up to 8GB max if
I also have a dead Gateway laptop (32 bit Vista) that crashed at the age
of 2. I loved that machine! I'm seriously considering having it fixed,
if that's possible.
What kind of problems are you having with it, exactly?
The Gateway will not boot to Windows. It will go to the BIOS, but that's
it. I took it to Best Buy right after the crash. The tech there said he
thought it was the mother board and that it would be around $300 to fix
it. At the time that didn't sound like such a good deal, but ...
The laptop has 4 USB ports, and it will run my old Win 3 programs. It
has a 17" screen, and a much better sound system than this Toshiba. It
has several other features I can't remember. It's been dead for two
years and I had it barely two years when it crashed.
It and the power supply crashed at the same time so I suspect that the
power supply was the culprit. I think it shorted out and burned
something. I really have no idea ... that's just my thought on what
happened. The crash happened when I moved the cord out of my way.
I burned a Hiren's boot disc on this Toshiba and tried it on the Gateway
... that didn't work. I tried a live Ubuntu disc, that didn't do anything.
to boot from the ubuntu CD ? It might just be a HD failure.
Or the motherboard SATA/IDE controllers might be fried. If
this is the case. probably not worth repairing, unless you can find a
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