Transferring From Old to New Laptop

Re: Transferring From Old to New Laptop

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed. Mar. 28, 2012 12:12 am

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Re: Transferring From Old to New Laptop

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Tue. May. 15, 2012 11:19 am

So I had bought a HP Pavilion2000-410US to replace the Toshiba.

Took a while but I finally managed to transfer all the pertinent files and programs to the new computer.

Sunday night I was in the middle of something and it shut down unexpectedly. Tried to restart it to no avail. Borrowed the missus' laptop to go to HP online tech support for answers. Got the info to do a hard restart. That would not work until Monday morning. WooHoo................

It worked all day Monday until I left here around 9:00 PM to go home. Shut it down like always.

So here it is Tuesday morning and the friggin' thing will not boot up..... :mad: :taz: :blowup: But this time a hard reset will not work !!!!!!!

Place a call in to "Larry" from Pakistan or wherever the hell he is from and they diagnose it as a bad CPU and motherboard. So I will have to send it in for repair and they don't know if they will have to wipe all the data or not. So much for quality control. This damn thing is only 1 month old...................

I should not have bought this damn HP........ I never liked them but the price was so appealing...I should have known better.

Pissed off Rick
Rick 386
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Re: Transferring From Old to New Laptop

PostBy: rberq On: Tue. May. 15, 2012 6:29 pm

Rick 386 wrote:So I had bought a HP Pavilion2000-410US to replace the Toshiba.

Google says your HP is a notebook PC. I work for the IT department of my company. Everybody around me has laptop or notebook computers, but I insist on a full-sized desktop machine. For many many years now (knock on wood) the desktop PCs have never failed me, yet all around me I see my co-workers suffering over and over with failed motherboards and disk drives and just plain "you turn it on and nothing happens". My PC is like my toolbox, absolutely essential to my work and with many custom applications and configurations installed. If it dies, the salary time for me to rebuild everything would be more than the price of the PC. If I had my way, they would buy me a small server as my personal machine, configured with a RAID disk system to reduce the odds of disk failure to almost zero -- you can easily replace the PC guts, but when the disk dies you are out of luck.

If I need to take a PC to meetings -- and so far I have resisted that also -- then I would get my own bare-bones laptop, pay for it myself if necessary, and RDP-connect back to the full-sized machine. Laptops/notebooks are getting better, but I still would not put my eggs in that basket. Get a real PC.

There. Done ranting.
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Re: Transferring From Old to New Laptop

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue. May. 15, 2012 10:19 pm

I agree desktop PC's are more reliable and fixable than the laptops. I long ago concluded that a RAID disk array is an essential need for me. It's really the data that's essential and any loss is unacceptable. I use a Network Attached Storage device, using wired Ethernet in RAID 1 mode; data is written identically to two drives. The PC's may come and go but the data storage stays the same. Much, much easier to recover from a failure or virus too.

The next step for me will be virtual machines, so I can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware.
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