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    Vista - Locking up

    In the space of 2 weeks I have had 2 different machines totally unrelated to each other both lock up once loaded into Vista from friends who I do bits and bobs for.

    I know they should be upgrading to something else but this is not an option, till yesterday this laptop was fine, today boot it up can't even get task manager up, safe mode is fine, nothing sticks out to me, just off 2 different machines, any one else experience any issues?

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    |_____Vista there's your problem

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    Tell me about it.

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    Ok
    Windows Vista is an operating system by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablet PCs, and media center PCs. Prior to its announcement on July 22, 2005, Windows Vista was known by its codename "Longhorn".[4] Development was completed on November 8, 2006,
    lol

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    LMAO

    Thing was this laptop was fine this time yesterday then end user come to it last night and it was just not loading.

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    Bit more on this. Safe mode machine appears to be fine.

    Scheduled a chkdsk and auto fix and let it reboot to do it, its now stuck on stage 4 of 5 at 17% on verifying file data. 239 of 292080 files processed.

    No activity what so ever, is the drive gone do you think?

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    Doesn't sound healthy, can you pe boot any apps specifically the hard drive manufacturer supplied ones to qualify the drive?

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    Just taken the drive out and run the Seagate tools, appears the drive is at fault.

    Spoke to customer and gave them the price for a new drive & time to try and get an image onto new one and the said is it worth scrapping the laptop and getting a desktop as its only used to check emails in the study so with its age and that I am quoting for a new PC.

    Is there anywhere that does PC and monitor as a package as its all sold separately now and its a pain in the back side!

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    Dare I say it but PC World do packages including a desktop and a monitor.

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    Not cheap, can get a machine and monitor separately from Overclockers cheaper.

    Going to pop by Tesco and see what they have, the other option is a Misco refurb, some good machines there for what is needed and they come with an OS and can get monitors for 40 refurb so going to offer the 2 options.

    Normally its easier as its just swap the box out but needing a monitor it can add 80 for a brand new one if buying all new, soon adds up.

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    Yeah but you can go into PC World and pick one up, Tesco stuff normally over priced too tbh.

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    Will have a look when I pop into town on Friday.

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    Vista is a good OS I am surprised you are having problems with it. But try going up to Windows 7 don't use 8 eight is so crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by networkboy View Post
    don't use 8 eight is so crap.
    Windows 8.8 or Windows 2088? Are you from the future?

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    Ebuyer usually good... Pick-up Zoostorms for fairly cheap and they are good machines.

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