Posted 05 April 2006 - 10:06 PM
I finally got a new computer, a Gateway 820 Dual Core Pentium D 2.8 Ghz, Wow, how did I ever get anything done on my old laptop?
The laptop is Compaq Armada M700 Pentium II 400Mgz, 10G HD, 192 MB ram.
Anyway the laptop has issues and it might be worth fixing and keeping as a back up and/or to use to check email, etc... when I travel. I okay with wiping the hard drive and starting over from scratch, it also has lots of spyware beacuse of no service packs.
First of all the OS, XP Pro is a copy and not upgradable, has no service packs. So I need to get new OS. Also the hard drive makes a funny noise and hangs at a certain spot for a minute or two and clicks away like its stuck or something, then it gets past the stuck part and works fine, so the hard drive should probably be replaced.
I can get a replacement 10G hard drive for $50
Also, it shuts down without warning, like its over heating or something so I think I should replace the fan too, I can get a fan for about 10$ bucks.
So around $60 bucks for hardware but the XP will be the spendy part eh? But can't you get XP home for like $100 bucks with a hardware purchase?
Does any one know where to get the parts and hardware together to get the good deal on the OS?
Also, does this sound like what I need to do to get this old thing back in somewhat reliable, albeit, slow working order?
Thanks in advance!