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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-19-2006, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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So my hardrive

is going bad and won't boot up at time's, I'm getting a new replacement one from HP, but no recovery CD, so yeah that suck's, but on the bright side im on a mac, which I might add is running WAY BETTER than my pc ever did
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-19-2006, 11:26 PM
 
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The fact that you bought your mac after your PC means it should run better.
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-19-2006, 11:36 PM
 
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Why that is horrible news, I am terribly sorry to hear that such a life-moving event like a missing recovery CD happened to such a fine gentleman. Hopefully, with time, your wounds will heal by themselves, as mine have, long ago when my life was cursed to not be able to find the remote control. Best Regards, and good luck to you sir.
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The fact that you bought your mac after your PC means it should run better.
it's not my mac, it's my uncle's mini mac which he never uses, he calls it a paper weight
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well your old PC mustve been a peice of crap then

I like the macs they have at uni for the journalism and photography but the're horible for personal use.
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my pc was ok, it was like a pentium 4, 3.20 ghz 1.25 gb of ram 250 gb hardrive etc.

but I've grown to hate winblows
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I love windows

I do take alot care about what I install and I never have anything running in the background beside the antivirus and steam if im playing half life 2.

With the P4, most pre built computers had northwood cpus which are really unstable compared to the prescott ones, like having a V8 with bald tyres.
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I hate winblows, havent had one problem with this mac
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welcome to the club ben.

Mac Mini's rule!
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welcome to the club ben.

Mac Mini's rule!
haha yeah im still suprised at the size and the performance of this thing, it's awsome
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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 07:00 AM
 
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Can't you just request a recovery CD?

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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Can't you just request a recovery CD?

Regards

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they said it would cost $28
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I don't think there should be a need for a recovery cd. As long as you have a working windows cd, then you should be good to go. The problem with most recovery cd's is that manufacturers tend to bundle up a bunch of useless applications that not only take up space on your hard drive but also run so many processes that can take up a lot of resources that you could put to use for other important tasks.

Run a clean install and you should be better off.

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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 08:03 AM
 
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He allready said it was a mac

I have no idea about the iner workings of macs.
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they said it would cost $28
Rip-off pure and utter rip-off.

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