hello everyone, been traveling around and now i have been home for 3-4 days and now to travel some more commencing tuesday.
have not really been able to post- around xmas time, with my warranty almost ending and noticing a hardware problem, i brought in my old toshiba laptop for repairs. they gave me a new motherboard and fix the ram slots and then everything worked fine esp with the portable battery being able to boot up with no problem.
after 2 weeks, i notice the laptop would not power up when starting. i was now is a different city with no warranty. toshiba gave me an extension and the repair force gave me another motherboard. but when they returned the laptop to me, they noticed i had a pci.sys error. and thus, i could not even boot up into windows to see if they did the work right. i was told i had to use my recovery disk to over ride the problem which of course meant reformating my computer and starting all over again with windows 98 the first ed- not the 2nd edition and upgrade all to xp pro. ( i imaged and backed everything before i left so that was not a problem.)
so later on, returning home, i discovered--the problem was- the recovery disk did not work.. i got a vxd error which tech support said and so did the toshiba repairman- i had a corrupted/scratched recovery disk. and Toshiba did NOT have for sale a recovery disk, esp since it was a windows 98 first ed. the repairman wanted $120. that was the end. i bought a new 2.8 p4,`multi-format dvd burner and voila.
now i have to go away and i am thinking how to correct the vxd error. i am not convinced to have a working recovery disk is the answer. i am thinking somehow getting a working recovery disk and find out.
helluva a story- any comments, suggestions and jokes? much obliged.-- cm