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Computer Crash

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bradford, May 22, 2006.

  1. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Ugh... Emachines. I hate them almost as much as I hate Apple. [​IMG] They cut corners with the quality of their components, use refurb mobo's and HD's, and sell advertizing space on your computer. They don't even give you an XP disk? Cheap bastards.
    Few companies give full XP discs anymore. Even custom PC makers...same with this beast of an IBM I recently got here at work (2.5 GB RAM, 2.9GHz Pentium D, looks like the monolith from 2001 [​IMG] ). Thankfully I just reinstalled XP Pro afresh on it... Does anyone remember some sort of legal challenge to this tactic of providing pretty much crippled machines?
  2. Bradford

    Bradford Senior member

    Mar 19, 2002
    FYI - the home system is fixed.

    Copied everything to an extra hard drive, re-loaded Windows and copied it all back to the original drive...

    Thanks everyone for the help!

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