I cannot believe the luck I have sometimes. For the first time since 1989, I bought a store computer. A Dell XPS 8900 from Costco.
The damn thing just died this morning. I was loading a program on it and it just stopped. No green screen nothing.
I had to actually unplug the AC cord to get it to reboot. It come up to some screen saying Windows was screwed up and it had to fix it.
Nothing worked, so I called Dell. We worked on it for about 30 minutes and the guy said the HDD died or the controller on the MB died.
It kept saying it could not find the hard drive.
So I took it back and exchanged it for another one just like it. I get home, start in to getting this one going, and I get to the point to where
I am going to start bringing over my old stuff from the other PC.
So I trade computers and start the old one up, and it wont boot and now I have all my stuff on a HDD that cant be read. This HDD was in
the other new one when it died. So it corrupted my old drive too.
I do have an older backup, but the pictures and documents I did during the holidays I don't know if I can retrieve them.
So, I have this new Dell PC up and going and it is completely different than Dell #1. This thing is unbelievably slow for an i7-6700 3.4 GHz.
So I am just going to play with it for a couple of days and see if it perks up. If it doesn't , then it goes back to Costco and I am going to FRY's and
get me some parts to build a new one.
I just cant win.