Wednesday, April 9, 2014

An Update About My Windows 7 PC

Hey everyone, it's been a while since I posted anything on this blog. Something recently happened with my Windows 7 PC. That's right, after four and a half years of its usage, the HP Pavilion p6230f stopped working. Why? Because the boot-up process has a glitch where after the boot screen goes off, it chooses to restart the boot-up process and lead to the screen with a blinking dash on the top-left corner whenever I have my backup drives connected to the front of the PC. Whenever I disconnect the backup drives, I get a different screen saying "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key."

It all started a couple of nights ago when after I started to continue using the PC again after a time period of having it standing by (since I was doing something else), the taskbar looked like it was frozen, so I tried restarting it by pressing the on/off button on top of it and turning it on again, but all of a sudden, the PC started having weird issues. I tried the startup repair software, but it gave me an error message saying "The installed program cannot start. Click OK to turn off the computer." I also went through the diagnosis process, but it failed to test the hard drive as it failed to communicate with it, along with the default boot device. At least the tests for the memory chips and the processor were able to pass.

It turns out that the hard drive recently stopped working. So yesterday, I decided to take it to my local computer repair store, so I will not upload any more let's plays, walkthroughs, etc. until it's repaired. In that case, this will leave me "Windows 7-less." Well, I'm not really "Windows 7-less" because I still have my Fujitsu Lifebook LH531, which has Windows 7 on it. I am actually posting this blog post via my Dell Optiplex GX260, which has Windows XP on it. It's not really my main computer, but in the meantime, I can still use it. Speaking of Windows XP, I just realized yesterday was the end of support for Windows XP, along with Office 2003. I'm very sad that it had to come to an end, though I have a lot of fond memories of that awesome OS. I hope you enjoyed reading this post, and apologize for any inconvenience. With that said, see you soon!

Edit (4/20/2014): I have some excellent news! My HP Pavilion p6230f PC has finished being repaired, so last night, I was able to bring it back into my household. The original hard drive was replaced with a new one, and it still has Windows 7 Home Premium SP1. Some of my data survived, but not all of it, so I'll have to live with it. This means I have to reinstall some programs I need, plus I don't have to worry about not being able to continue making let's plays, walkthroughs, etc. anymore.

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