I recently purchased a nice shiny new HP Pavilion DV7-1130US
It came with vista ultimate x64 SP1. I wanted XP but that was not an option.
For the first few hours it was very buggy and explorer was hanging alot. After awhile it got better and for about 2 weeks i was really starting to enjoy my lovely new laptop. Well today, for from what I can see no reason whatsoever, my laptop has become unusable.
My symptoms are similar to those discussed in this thread: Windows Explorer Crashes
I boot up, log in, everything seems ok for the first 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Then explorer freezes and I cant access or use any applications, everything goes into "not responding" mode, and none of my clicks register. Then 2-5 minutes go by and all my clicks happen at once. It seems like explorer restarts once or twice during this too as I get the "ding" sounds.
I have also received some memory errors, and fatal application crashes from various applications. I cant even do anything, I tried to get to system restore in the first 30 seconds after boot up when the computer is usable, but i cant make it and am not sure where system restore is located.
I love my new laptop but I am so frustrated right now that I could smash it against the wall. I blame vista, as I am using an old ass XP desktop right now that works absolutely fine, never ever crashes, yet my shiny new fancy HP dual core 4 gigabytes of ram vista x64 bit laptop is ****ing worthless.
Sorry, but I am quite angry right now. Blowing everything away and reinstalling might be possible although i dont think i have a vista disk with my laptop. Thats another thing...it should be illegal to ship a laptop without the OS disk, i paid for a full version of vista ultimate, send me the ****ing disk in the box.
Ok, venting done. Now anyone have any advice? And no I dont think my laptop has drivers for all of my hardware in XP 64bit, i checked.