Hard disk boot failure - please insert system disk
Posted 04 March 2011 - 02:50 PM
Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:02 PM
Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:36 PM
I have always made sure my customers thought about what the main purpose of their system is first before buying then go with a budget allowing for some flexibility in it.
From there good common research, reading other reviews and not just from the manufacturers website. Third party review sites to me are invaluable since they hold no allegiance to any manufacturer.
From there then see about expandability and support that you can get. Check on the warranties available and how much extra will it cost to extend that warranty to include parts and labor. Make sure what that warranty will and will not include.
Do not be surprised if you decide on one and then you change your mind as I have seen it happen numerous times before.
Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:50 PM
Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:56 PM
If you need any help comparing a system or two feel free to post here and I will get back with you ASAP.
Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:47 PM
Acer Aspire 5741
Sony Vaio E series (VPCEB3J0E/WI)
I get quite indecisive with things like this because what one doesn't have, the other will have, if you know what I mean. Some help on deciding which to choose would be greatly appreciated !
Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:11 PM
Samsung seems to have a little issue with the sound needing to be turned up all the way to hear everything.
Sony seems to have a short battery life
The HP seems to get about a 50\50 split on being good or bad. The one thing they all agreed on was the trackball is worthless.
Posted 05 March 2011 - 01:24 PM
Also I found this: Samsung R580, which seems quite good. Your thoughts please?
Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:06 PM
The screen quality would be important if you are watching movies and\or gaming. Other then that the Acer is good also.
If the price is close for both I would say the Samsung R580
Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:17 PM
I've been doing some checks and it appears that the hard drive still moves when I boot up the computer. I had a thought; would I be able to install windows on my portable hard drive and see if the 'dead' hard drive appears if I can run windows from the portable?
Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:23 PM
Now if a Linux Live cd could not see the drive that would indicate to me that the drive has failed even though it still spins up the first sector of the actual disk may be corrupted and\or damaged.
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