Screwed by HP again! by zaqxsw ()
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I'm afraid it's going to be quite a while before I resume posting my series again as my price of crap HP computer has crashed again! This is the second time in less than a year that it has crashed! I have no idea how long it will take to get it repaired this time... Plus last time they just sent me a blank machine off the shelf so I had to spend 3 months reloading all my data files!
I strongly recommend no one ever buy anything for HP!
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Thanks... Unfortunately I don't have any faith in HP anymore... 2 crashes in 1 year... Last time I lost everything and had to reload all my programs and data files... This time if I have to send it back to HP and the don't restore my data I'm sending them the bill to replace it all!
At first glance it does look like the harddrive installed inside stopped functioning... and it's most likely a mechanical harddrive: western digital or seagate or whatever is cheapest. I wish you knew more about computers so these HP people won't take advantage of you, my friend. You could ask for a SSD drive upgrade (256 Gb would be okay) and keep mentioning that is not your fault their components inside the HP computer are failing. Best of luck!
Could it be that the computer needs more air? Perhaps an upgrade for some decent fans which is relatively inexpensive. Please recall, that during renders the processors are working their socks off and you should hear the internal fan whirring away like a nightime Police helicopter! lol
I'm disappointed about HP's response to this so I think you need to go higher and perhaps achieve a really good outcome!
Rather than dealing with Hopeless Products (i.e. HP) again I decided to take my PC in to a local shop I trust and they told me the drive is "deader than dead"... Meaning they can't even get it to read... So rather than continue this cycle of having it drop dead on me ever six months I'm upgrading to a solid state drive and they are also installing a backup program that can completely mirror my drive onto my external drive so I should never have to reload everything again... Unfortunately that does mean that I will have to reload everything this time, which took three months last time and I lost dozens of older products that weren't available any more... Repurchaing things that I couldn't reinstall and upgrading programs that weren't supported anymore cost me over $1,000.00!
Yes... I'm afraid Hopeless Products (i.e. HP) has completely screwed me again! I should have the computer back for the local repair shop soon, but since it took me three months to reinstall everything last time, and I lost dozens of older products which were no longer available from both here and Daz3d, there's no telling when I might be able to start posting again.
I always found the printers really bad, with only one color cartridge, which costs half a fortune ... I'm really sorry that you got such a lousy PC. If you have so much trouble with it, I can only warmly recommend that you buy another computer. I had one myself configured and assembled according to my needs. And that was not necessarily very expensive.
Thanks... Believe me I've seriously considered it... Rather than let HP screw with it again I had a local shop I trust replace the drive with a solid state drive and install backup software that completely mirrors my hard drive onto my external drive so if it crashes again I will not loose anything... I've been able to reinstall Poser, Microsoft Office and Print shop already, and I've started downloading all my purchased content from Daz3d, but it's likely to take all day today and most of tomorrow. Then I have to do the same thing for everything from here, Xurge3d and a few other vendors... Unfortunately most of the stuff I bought from RDNA is gone since Daz3d doesn't support it anymore.
Yeah, computers crash... It happens... My issue is a new computer crashing less than 6 months after purchase and again less than 6 months later plus the loss of all my data both times... To me that says either it wasn't built right, it wasn't fixed right or it's just a lemon!
Thanks... I was able to get everything back from Daz3d faster thann I thought since their "download manager" let's you do it in bulk... Unfortunately I have to go file by file downloaded and unzipping for everything here... Which mean being chained to the computer for hours on end.
Yeah... It seems like nothing is built with any quality any more! I had tried to backup all my content but the programs I had wouldn't recognize those files... The new program I have now creates a complete mirror image of the drive to my external drive and I have it set to do it every day!