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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 12 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 12 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Success, of a kind, today.

A brand spanking new engineer turned up this morning, on time. It took him a couple of hours to decide that he wasn’t convinced the hardware was the problem, but maybe Windows was objecting to the new (probably not faulty) system board. Unforunately, I was unable to furnish him with a copy of my Compaq Restore CD, so he’s taken the machine away to test his theory – he hopes it will be back early next week (presumably Tuesday, Day 13 – Monday is a UK Bank Holiday).

I’ve also had a call from the lovely HP man at Warrington, checking how things were progressing and telling me to get back in touch with him if the problems weren’t resolved.

So, all-in-all, some kind of result. The laptop has left the building, and won’t be back for some time, but hopefully will return fixed. Hopefully.

Look out on Tuesday for the next update.

This 941st post was filed under: HP Support Blog.

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