Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:59 AM
I have an HP Pavilion that is 3 1/2 yrs old. I have had to restore it, 1st time July 09 best buy did it, second time around Oct. 09, I got the recovery disks, now it has crashed again a few days ago.
I have the recovery disk in, it says
Press 'F' to format the hard drive and reinstall the original factory settings, All data will be lost!
Press 'Q' to quit this menu.
If I hit 'F' it says to Press 'Y' to format the hard drive and reinstall original factory settings
Press 'Esc' to exit this menu.
If I hit 'Y' it says preparing recovery partition, then Hard Drive write error!
Is it time to just buy a new computer? I would buy one but I'd like to know why this is happening, not just buy one and have it happen again. Is 3 years or so all you can probably hope to get out of a computer, or not unusual to have to buy one after 3 years or so? I thought it would last a little longer, and I keep losing everything.
Any help would be appreciated.