I have 2 questions i need to ask you lot and i was wondering if you could help me:
1) In a couple of days im off to new york and im going to take my UK laptop with me to do college work, i know the power voltages are different in the US and im just wondering will my laptop be fine to work off the lower voltage?
2) Now i can only take my laptop unless i get this problem sorted. Last night it got VERY slow took ages to boot into windows and shut down. So i thought "oh well i havnt formatted it in a while" so i backed it all up and got on with it.
I put the disc in and booted the windows xp installer up. First attempt it said "a file was currupt please restart" so i did, it got to checking for OS and it just restarted 5 more attempts later i formatted it but then it restarted AGAIN. So 7th time i finally got into the install manager which went happily for about 20mins then restarted and started over again. It was now midnight and im getting more ****ed off at the thing.
I was delighted when it had finished (i thought) it took about 20mins to load up to the desktop and when it did it BSOD and then restarted
I think the toshiba hard drive in it has gone again 2nd time in ayear.
what do u think has happened?
Bearing in mind the laptop is 4 years old now and is out of warrenty but the HD was replaced in the warrenties 3rd and final year am i intitled to have the HD replaced for free if it is that, as i understand the HD should have a 1 yr warrenty on it.
If the HD has gone poop and isnt covered im thinking of getting this one: http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/79434