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No DVD player on the over $800 Envy I bought.

Q: No DVD player on the over $800 Envy I bought.

I didn't realize that when I bought my HP Envy last winter (over $800) it didn't come with a DVD/CD player. I assumed all laptops came with them. If I'd known it didn't, I wouldn't have bought the laptop. Gaming and burning DVD's is a fun thing for me. How in the world can you download certain things to the laptop if there's no DVD/CD player?? I don't know a lot about computors but for me this is has been an epic disappointment... I'll never get my money's worth out of this laptop and I certainly cannot afford to replace it. Anything I can do about this?

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Preferred Solution: No DVD player on the over $800 Envy I bought.

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Sound is very tinny ... certainly not what I expect from Bang & Olufsen ... is there a way to boost the bass? ... I did adjust the equalizer, but with no real results ... Solutions would be most welcome ... 

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I just bought a top of the line computer and in almost all regards it is a piece of art. But the keyboard is a joke and mouse is simply not to my liking (I prefer a vertical mouse). There are no USB connections for either this toy keyboard or the mouse. I tried simply plugging in the dongles that go with my ergonomic programmable keyboard and the dongle for my Anker mouse, but they are ignored. There are no drivers required for my replacement accessories. But I got to tell you these are deal-breakers. This keyboard is worse than one stolen from a cheap laptop. I can't imagine what they were thinking. Does anyone know how to replace this keyboard and mouse with ones I find more acceptable? I would be most grateful.

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I bought my laptop yesterday and paid big this poduct but the voulume too low even my mobile device sounds louder then these Bang & Olufsen speakers. I'm thinking of returning it back 

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I have a hp envy x360 notebook and i had bought a hp active stylus for it, the stylus has not worked and I would like to know if the stylus is meant to work for my envy or not or is my stylus broken.

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is rhere an issue with all d new hp envy m7 touch fhd i7 17inches laptops, battery after full charge indictaes 3 hours.. but he site kept saying less than 4-5 hours..

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Computer fully charged but won't turn on. Bought for school a few months ago. I have very little hours on it. My class started now I can't turn on. Please any advise.Can I return for repair?

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A friend of mine just bought himself a standalone DVD player. ON the continent, this player works perfect.

However, when using it with an English TV (s-video, scart, composite) the image is scrambled. But, when fast forwarding (2x-8x) the image is perfect and when the image is paused, it's perfect too.

Anyone a reason why and maybe a solution?
 

A:Standalone DVD player bought in Belgium used in UK

Is the DVD player PAL (as opposed to SECAM)? Tried using another british TV?

It does sound very weird. What DVDs has he tried?
 

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I am unable to burn CD's or DVD's. I have been using the Nero program in the past. I put a DVD-R in the drive that I recorded a year ago on this burner and it does not see it. Is it possible that something was erased that helps the laptop recognise CD's and DVD's in the drive? When I put a new DVD-R in the drive, it's as if it is not there. Do I need to download drivers for the burner?

At first I thought that The drive was totally not working, but it does play store bought DVD movies.

Also, one thing it doesn't do anymore, is automatically open up the InterVideo Win DVD player when I put the DVD in the drive.

Please help! I need to back up my files onto a DVD.
 

A:DVD player works only for store bought DVD's and won't burn to a DVD-R

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Please excuse me if there is any bad language in this post. I'm pretty sure that I removed it all. But I might have missed some.

Today, I bought an LG Blue-ray Disc Player model BP340 (at Wallmart). I bought the best model I could find because I wanted a good reliable product. Mostly what I wanted was a good User Interface. I wanted a large number of variable speeds to view my videos - both fast forward and slow motion forward - both forward and reverse.

But I am now very unhappy. It's probably my own stupid fault. Probably my lack of understanding.

I have bought several other DVD players in the past and found all of them to be lacking in one way or another - in regards to their user interface. I wanted the best user interface available and I was willing to pay as much as necessary to get it.

My main problem with this player is that I want to have a permanent display on the screen that shows how much of a program I have played so far and/or how much of a program is yet to be played. This is something that most all other players always do easily and I'm guessing this one will also do it. I just can't figure out how.

The first problem I encountered with this player was trying to understand the User Manual. That was because there was no user manual. There is a piece of paper that comes in the box and it says, "To view the instructions of advanced features visit http://www.lg.com and then download Owner's Manual."

I went to that web site ... Read more

A:Solved: Just Bought LG Blu-ray Disc Player and I can't get the user manual

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My mom jsut bought an HP iPAQ h5550 (this thing is a pretty cool little thing...)

long story short, she runs a LARGE internet business, but she has many life threatening illnesses that she should rest on the couch because of ...so she bought a pocket PC with 802.11b wireless LAN capabilty

http://reviews.cnet.com/HP_iPAQ_Pocket_PC_h5550/4505-3127_7-30419930.html?tag=pdtl-list

now, my little tech question about it is: does the windows media player on Microsoft's Windows Pocket PC 2003 play WMA files?
 

A:Mom just bought an iPAQ Pocket PC; Does it play WMA files in windows media player?

i believe it does play WMA files. I am pretty sure most if not all the pocket PC's play WMA in Windows Media Player. Check with HP though.
 

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I have bought a LITON (DS-6E2SH) blue ray player for my laptop and it is working fine in so much as it will play DVD's and CD's but I can't play blue ray disks because media player doesn't support them. Does anyone know whether there is any good software that will support their play back.

A:Bought blue ray drive for my laptop but media player wont play disks.

none that are free unfortunatly, i know of some that claim to be free and able to play them but they usually don't work to well.

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Instead of sending the activation code to my sign-in email, it was sent to my reserve email, which no longer exists on the system, I sent the new telephone number, this has been changed, but I am still not able to open any of my Office applications. Yet
I will be charged the renewal from the date I put in the product key. When one has a product key and then signs in to Live, why does this then not activate? Why when you have changed to my new telephone number, have you not sent me an activation code? With
my reserve email dead, you do not allow me to change it. The only other email I use is Gmail, they are much better than Windows Live, I only use Windows Live to allow me to put new programmes onto my computer, and as usual ten days later I have no use of the
programme I bought. So typically Windows. I have used you since the day you began, what went wrong? You used to function once. These last years have been hell. I wish I had bought an Apple computer and changed everything to Apple. Each time I buy a new laptop
these same issues come up. Please give me access to the Windows Office 365 I bought and put on my computer.


Jeffery Frederick Harold Windsor-Sezibwan-Rurikovich-Schiewe.

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I'm thinking about buying th new HP ENVY 32 Monitor.  I want to be able to connect a Blu Ray/DVD player to the monitor by way of HDMI. Will this work, i.e. will the Monitor accept the signal from a standard Blu Ray/DVD player and play the Blu Ray or DVD correctly with correct Audio? Is there anything to stop using a Blu Ray/DVD player with this monitor in the same way that you would with a television?

A:Use of a HP® ENVY 32 Monitor with a Blu Ray/DVD Player

Wazza1, welcome to the forum. If you provide the full model of the monitor, I will try to answer your questions.

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My last ThinkPad was two decades ago and it last me years. Eventually, software progression outpaced it while hardware still going strong.  Not sure if the quality of ThinkPad dropped or what. But my x1c6 HDR screen turned pink (see photo) twice within just a week of ownership. I have to close and reopen the lid for it to go away. Bad connection between the LCD and MB? In addition, I also heard a few stories which mysterious cracks developed on the lid after a few months of usage.  I don't want to bother with warranty claim since it is within the 30 days return period. If I do decide to x1c6 another chance, should I get extended accidental warranty just to safe? How often does x1 develop issues down the road?  

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how to setup WII  as external video and cd player on HP all in one envy computer can someone provide instructions on the steps required thank you my envy all in does not have a cd player and I would like to use my WII game console 

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I would like to upgrade the DVD player in my HP Envy 17t-n100  to Bluray myself. Is it possible?I'm also still under warranty. Would this upgrade afffect my warranty coverage? Or can I get the work done with an authorized repair place? 

A:Can I upgrade the DVD player in my HP Envy 17t-n100 to Blura...

HP offered a Blu-Ray disk drive in that model series: Optical Drive Blu-ray Disc R/RW with SuperMulti 813785-001 HP asks an insane price for it: https://parts.hp.com/hpparts/Search_Results.aspx?mscssid=0910FAD3D1D545C7B42BFEEAA9340FAE&SearchIn=P... Much cheaper on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blu-Ray-Burner-Player-BD-RE-Writer-Drive-For-HP-Envy-17-17-n000-17T-n000-17-... See pages 28-29 of the manual here: Manual It is super easy and is authorized for an end user. Flip it over, remove one screw, slide out the old drive and slide in the new then put the screw back in. You WILL need software to pay Blu-Ray movies. VLC can be configured to play Blu-Rays for free, but most people buy a paid media player suite to play them.  HP offers a media player as a download for your model here: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-envy-17-n100-notebook-pc/8499288/model/8949605 Not sure it plays Blu-Rays but worth a try.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.   

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Hi, my internal DVD player for my HP Envy 17-s100 was working great, but I believe that somehow the portion of it where you put in the disc fell out somewhere and I lost it.  Is there a part replacement I can order, or do I need to buy an external DVD player? Thanks for any help.

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I was recently given 2 AIO computers from a local charity group to try and repair that both have the same problem. They seem to start but the screen remains black on both no cursor or anything. I will list what I have done and this will be on both of them.Replaced ram with known good ones.Removed the CMOS battery for 15 minCleared BIOS with jumper (battery in)Tried tapping F10 for 8 seconds then arrow down twice and hit Enter twice.A hard reset unplugged and held in power button for a couple minutes I see an HDMI port on both but I believe this is an input port?? I have read about reflashing the BIOS on a 23-d010ea and was wonder if this is what might be needed??That article is here CLICK HERE toward the bottom of the page.Any help is apreciated!!

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HP NOR MICROSOFT HAS BEEN ABLE TO GET THESE TWO BRAND NEW UNITS TO SPEAK OR RECOGNIZE EACH OTHER. H E L P? I' USING A COX HOTSPOT WITH NO PASSWORD REQUIRED. BOTH SAY CONNECTED TO WIRELESS BUT WON'T PRINT FROM MY NOTEBOOK.

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Hi, I am Istiak from Bangaldesh. I am using HP ENVY 15-j139tx. My sister brought new HP ENVY x360 15-aq160sa from UK for me. In new HP ENVY x360 15-aq160sa there is no extra graphics card but in my HP ENVY 15-j139tx there is extra graphics card of NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M. Now can I remove graphics card from HP ENVY 15-j139tx and add that to HP ENVY x360 15-aq160sa? Is it possible? Or ENVY x360 15-aq160sa supports extra graphics card that I can add? If yes please let me know that model of graphics card that I can add.

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Im planning to buy a HP Envy 13  to use for school, since this notebook is lightweight and thin and the battery life (from what I've read) is decent. I've noticed that there are 2 HP ENVYs available, both with the same specs, both with the same price ( ENVY 13-d120nd and ENVY 13-d010nd). I wondered what the differences are between them. So I hoped you guys from the forum could help me with this. And if any of you got any suggestions for other HP notebooks in the same priceclass with a good (maybe better) battery life to use for school, feel free to suggest  Thanks in advance!

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The right hinge on my Envy 17 Touch Screen has failed, causing the case to become separated and the lid to be nearly impossible to close. This is the second Envy 17 to fail in this way. About a year ago my husband's broke and HP spent nearly three months attempting to repair it before finally just shipping him a new one. This appears to be a flaw in the construction of the hinge assembly, and we have noticed that the newer models, such as my husband's replacement, have a much improved design in comparison. We spent about $1,300 on this computer (it has an i7 Core and 16 GB of RAM) and hoped it would hold up for a while. The laptop was great, but now it has become difficult to use without fear of causing further damage. Thank you for any suggestions.  

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I am looking to buy a EVGA GeForce GTX 750 TI 2 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics card, i don't know if I have enough room inside of my case or if my CPU can handle it, thanks.  Graphics card link - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/evga-geforce-gtx-750-ti-2gb-gddr5-pci-express-3-0-graphics-card/4906008....PC Specs link - http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03787848










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A:HP Envy Graphics card Upgrade- HP Envy 700-74

Hi, You should have enough room inside your PC but you should do some measuring just in case.  Review this posted document.  Review these HP how-to articles. HP Secure Boot Windows 8 Topics   Computer Does not Start After Installing a Video Card (Windows 8)

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What is the design difference between HP ENVY 15-AE107NL and HP ENVY 15-AE112NL ARGENTO?Thank youEA

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What are the differences between the two modelsHP ENVY 17-n106nlHP ENVY 17-n102nl? I only noticed the webcam... Thank you 

A:HP ENVY 17-n106nl vs HP ENVY 17-n102nl

Hi, I can only find the first one:           http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c04937729 Where do you find the second one ? Regards.

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Recently noticed the notebook wasn't aligned to my desk. Thought the feet on the bottom were uneven. They're fine. The notebook seems to have a "bubble" on the keyboard where it's higher than the rest of the keyboard. Obviously it's impacting the entire notebook since it's no longer sitting level. I'm concerned it's going to impact the performance of the keyboard and the fact that it's not even and "rocks" when I'm typing is driving me crazy.   Can someone please direct me on how this can be repaired. It was purchased new in 2013. 

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The HP Envy 17t (2015 model) is no longer for sale at the HP Store so I am thinking of purchasing the HP Envy M7 n109dx from Best buy but I am noticing that there are some differences between that model and the one that originally was selling in the HP Store.  I have noticed the following about the Envy M7 vs the Envy 17t Weaker Processor- The Envy 17t had a Quad Core i7 6700 HQ vs the Dual Core i7 6500U on the M7Weaker Graphics Card- The Envy 17t touch had a Nvidia GeForce 950 GTX vs a 940 GT on the M7No fingerprint reader on the M7 like on the Envy 17Some websites mention that the M7 only has dual speakers and not quad speakers and a subwoofer like the 17t. Is there other features that the M7 is missing in comparison to the Envy 17t Touch? Bonus: Would I be able to upgrade it to have two HDD's in the future using a hard drive Caddy like in the Envy 17t or not.

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Which is better at multitask management without lags ??HP ENVY 15-aq003nx i7 processor with 12gb ram But no ssd orHP ENVY 15-aq100nx i5 processor with 128 ssd & 8gb ram

A:HP ENVY 15-aq003nx or HP ENVY 15-aq100nx ??

Get the SSD

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I have a laptop model 80ES Lenovo B50/30. My problem is that I am a novice when it comes to things regarding my laptop. My question is, I bought a USB to download music from Youtube. I don't even know where my USB goes, let alone download music. Thanks in advance. If you can help can you keep it to plain words

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hi all just bought a laptop do i need to leave the modem and the router on all the time even though im not using the destop or laptop cause i have a habbit of taking the plugs out help please
 

A:just bought

No, and in fact it is much safer to shutdown your PC when not using it.
 

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Where are the best places to buy Ram and another hard drive for this thing? I got it with everything I wanted but I was not going to pay the outragious prices for ssd and 64 gb of ram.

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I have a laptop model 80ES Lenovo B50/30. My problem is that I am a novice when it comes to things regarding my laptop. My question is, I bought a USB to download music from Youtube. I don't even know where my USB goes, let alone download music. Thanks in advance. If you can help can you keep it to plain words
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Microsoft I purchased a computer from a company that builds computers and it came with win 8.1 enterprise i have win 8.1 pro is there any way to roll back this edition so i can get the win 10 upgrade i didnt know when i bought it now im stuck with this
and no way to upgrade without wiping all my apps and files i dont have the money for any more drives to back up before the upgrade period is over don't want to loose my files 

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I was pretty well liquored up last night and happened to wander into Newegg. Well...one thing lead to another and I somehow left the place with a processor and a bill for $193. Go figure....LOL

Intel Pentium 4 2.4BGHz 512K 533MHz CPU Northwood P478 Processor Retail Box

Anyway.....

The last two machines I built were AMD (Duron 900, Athlon XP2100) and I felt pretty comfortable making my own choices for mobos. The P4 Northwood is another story........

Can anyone reccomend a good board for this chip? I have heard that the Intel boards are best for the P4 and something about a specific chipset. Also, does anybody have this processor already and perhaps let me know the pros and cons or do's and don'ts.

The machine built around this chip will be primarily for high-end graphics rendering and SETI number crunching.

Thanks
 

A:I bought a P4

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HI just bought 1GB DDR pc3200 400Mhz. But Using a program called advanced windows care pro it says in both slots theres only 512mb in each one =\ . Isit me or the computer , do i need to put the bigger ram in the first slot?
Thanks.
 

A:Just bought 1GB DDR RAM , But..

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Hey i was wondering if anyone would look at my specs of the pc i have just bought and get back to me on what they think, and if it was a good deal. thanks very much.
 

A:Just bought a new pc

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This machine has XP corporate addition (cracked) on it now. It is a dual booted system using Master Booter. I would like to keep my current 98 installation. Can I use my legal copy to repair the existing XP OS or do I need to re-install from the start? Any help would be appreciated.

A:Bought XP SP2

I would do a fresh reinstall of the xp with the legal version to remove all traces of the illegal one.

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hello,I want to install an ssd and use it as my primary OS partition. I want to keep the original 1 TB 5600RPM drive and install a smaller ssd on the M.2 pot which I believe is present. I want some advice if it is present, and is it PCIE or SATA ?

A:M.2 SSD for HP Envy Hp Envy 15 j048tx

Hi, Well, it is your believe. And yes, it does have M.2 SATA slot and currently holds 24GB for Intel Smart Response Technology. You have to disable this before you can work on it and this may not work at all. Please read the following article for more info before go further      http://www.techforanyone.com/fix-inaccessible-smart-response-technology-cache/ Regards.

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Hi, I connected HP ENVY TouchSmart 17" with HP ENVY 34c Monitor over HDMIand resolution on Monitor is 3440x1440 @30HZ is it posible to get it at 60HZ somehow? I tried to connest with HDMI > DP cable but then there is no signal My Laptop has onli HDMI output thanksA

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I just bought a new 9 cell Battery for my Dell Inspiron 1525 and was wondering what I should do to ensure that I get the most out of my battery. I haven't received it yet but will either tomorrow or early next week and just wanted to be prepared.
 

A:I just bought a new Battery

I suggest that you go to www.dell.com/support enter your service tag number (on bottom side of the laptop) and download/save the manual for your particular computer.
I believe that the battery should be installed and charged for 24 hours before you try to operate the computer without the electricity connected. The manual will explain all of that.
Vicks
 

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I am trying to help my friend who purchased a second hand computer for her daughter. Its a clone with a 4486mb Maxtor harddrive running on Windows 2000. I would like to know how to change the ownership and if she needs to register it with Microsoft to get the updates or anything else that might be helpful. I also tried going to <start> <run> <msconfig> but nothing came up.. is there another way to see what is running at startup? I would also appreciate any tips on how to speed it up.. we already used disk clean up, scandisk and defragged. Mahalo.. Sumi
 

A:Need help with used computer I bought?

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So i was browsing eBay today when i saw a listing for a gaming computer(APU powered) for 45 bucks, it was the last one and i bought it. My question is that if i did a mistake and bought something unwanted, because I've seen videos of some people getting unwanted and disgusting things when they got shipped. The specs are following:

One of the AMD A8 series CPUs
Some Kingston, G.Skill or Corsair 8GB RAM
WD Blue 1TB
Unnamed Motherboard
Unnamed Power supply

So tell me guys if this is fake or not, if it is i'll refund it in an instant. Personally i think this is fake.

Also worth mentioning is that the user who selled this registered in August of this year, he had no points for selling whatsoever either.

Any help is very much appreciated.

A:Bought a computer for 45$

I smell a furry little rodent myself. I personally never would have bought it.

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i bought the thermaltake extreme volcano 12. all the reviews that ive read all give it from 8-10 or say that its recommended. its gotten good reviews and its cheaper than buying the swiftech 462 pin HS and buying a tornado. so i think i did a good job. what do you guys think?
 

A:i bought my new cooling

What does your CPU core temp tell you about your purchase? What we think is irrelevant.
 

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LOL... well, I bought it new, its not so much have I bought a bad laptop in the 'I bought it second hand off E-Bay and now that bargain is coming back to haunt me' sense, its more along the lines of everything seems to be going wrong with it...

Now, admittedly it is my first laptop but I'm a veteran of the desktop PC and in all honesty I can't see why there would be too great a difference between them, so let me fill you in on the detail, and why I think its a bad egg...

1. I've had the laptop for under 30 days... bought as a Christmas present...

2. The laptop is listed as having 64MB of shared Video Memory, expandable to 128MB [which I've still not figured out how to do!], yet when it came to running a game which required 64MB of Video Memory as a pre-install condition, I was told I wasn't able to install the game as I only had 60MB of video memory...

3. Running AIDA32, my two RAM sticks are recognised as 512MB each... yet when it comes to the overview screen which totals the RAM, it tallys to 1014MB, instead of 1024MB...

4. I've been unable to play Counter-Strike from it... it runs I might enjoy one game, then I'm cut down by the now infamous WSAEINTR error... its commonly attributed to some defect in the Winsock area but the speculative remedies I've tried have failed to rectify the problem

5. As of today, my HD appears to be failing... it was a very sudden thing... had no troubles up to this point, but earlier toda... Read more

A:Have I Bought A Bad Egg / Laptop...

I'd take it back.
 

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