Looking for a new pc (link to one in thread)

  CMC 42 18:58 22 Oct 06

Our HP family desktop has given up after 5 years of working as near perfect as I've ever seen a windows machine do.

As such we're looking for a new pc. What does everyone think of click here ?

have also looked at click here and click here

Thanks :)

  spuds 22:34 22 Oct 06

The HP looks okay, but don't forget to add the price of a monitor.

Visit to PC World might be a better bet though.

  Strawballs 22:39 22 Oct 06
  CMC 42 23:18 22 Oct 06

We don't need a monitor, nothing wrong with our 18" and we've ruled out the HP one for not having a graphics card now :-)

  CMC 42 23:20 22 Oct 06

Novatech? Someone I know at uni is having an utterly useless service for them to deliver a laptop :-(

  terryf 01:10 23 Oct 06

click here, my son has bought from them and says price and product ok

  CMC 42 18:37 23 Oct 06

Dad's managed to get into HP recovery by pressing F10, so we may be able to salvage our old PC yet...

  CMC 42 19:00 23 Oct 06

though talking to other people including Chris, we're all coming to the same conclusion, especially given that it's taking a long time to boot back up that the hard drive is going :(

Also it's still trying to reboot. Blank screen, with pointer visible since 6:44PM (UK Time). And it took 30 Minutes to clear the screen when Dad pressed finish after XP Reinstalled.

  CMC 42 19:04 23 Oct 06

It's just started booting XP up apparently...

  CMC 42 19:08 23 Oct 06

It's Loaded XP :D Though is our hard drive on the way out? :-/

(the original error was that the file ntoskrnl.exe was either missing or corrupt (I checked via linux that it was there, so must have been corrupt, and I couldn't replace it with a non-corrupt version))

  CMC 42 00:13 25 Oct 06

Just been configuring stuff on Evesham's website and wondered what everyone thought of this : -

Intel® Core 2 Duo processor E6300 (1.86GHz)
Windows® XP Media Center Edition
250GB SATA Hard Drive with 8MB Cache
256MB DDR ATI Radeon X1300 PCI-Express graphics
Windows® Vista Premium Ready
Microsoft® Works 8.0
Roxio Easy Media Creator 7
Bullguard Antivirus Software & 30 Days Updates

For £539.64


£499.65 without graphics card (though that does mean it isn't vista capable anymore)

Other than the processor, would I be right in saying that the acer is still better? :?

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