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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-08-2002, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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O/T my pc is junk

I have a gateway had it now for about 11/2 years.Since I've had this pos I have had to re-format which is a fancy word for losing everything about 9 times, really starting to piss me off.Is this normal or what i have really no computer sauve.Anyone else have this many problems or what?
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I got my gateway about 3.5 years ago, and same deal, always slow, locking up all the time, I reformatted and swapped FROM WIN98 to WINXP and holy cow, what a differnece! its like a new machine!

I also added 256M of ram, for a total of 320 and with WinXP it hasnt locked up in over 2 weeks, and thas more than I could ever say for its original config

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My office used to have Gateways...a coworker called tech support cause it locked up...he actually told her to pick up the CPU and drop it onto the desk to "kick start" it.
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You shouldn't blame your hardware for software problems. Thanks Bill Gates.
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PC's are easier to build than Jeeps. There are alot of sites that can teach you everything you need to know to build one. I have built my last three computers, you can tweak them just like a Jeep. I can post some good sites if you want.
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Dude, you should have got a dell... [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

(I just couldn't resist)..
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I've had my gateway P2 400 for almost four years and never had a bit of trouble with it. The 17" monitor is starting to get dark, but just an excuse to upgrade! mmmmmmmm, 21" flat panel.
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Usually having to reformat is software caused and not hardware caused (unless you have lots of damaged sectors in your HD). As long as you got plenty of RAM (256) WinXP is real stable, and SP1 is due in a few days. But man I hate the default WinXP interface, luckily you can change it back to normal Windows.
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Re: O/T my pc is junk

If you hated '98 try Millenium! Most of my customers request I bring them back to '98 even if they lose functionality of hardware (sound card in e-machine, etc) due to no drivers.
BTW: If you mess with XP, and re-install it do not register untill you are 100% sure you will not need to re-install again. You get only 5 registrations then have to essentially kiss Bill Gates A$$ to register again (Have to call up and request a re-set code)


Gateway has always been junk, in the 100's I have come across. I figure if you get business advice from a talking cow, you have to be on some serious dope.
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Ditto on the Poollenium....horrible OS, I'm a network admin at a company in Colorado and I'm a big fan of 2000 pro, XP is pretty good but I still prefer 2000. I'm not real big on Gateway, we buy all Dell (a lot) servers as well and have good luck with them...actually installing a Dell SAN right now...
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