Nope.... maybe someone can tell me what is wrong with this thing?!! It's so terrible. Please excuse my computer illiteracy and unnecessary length this is sure to be.
I have terrible Vista..on a standard nothing fancy gateway.
Started last month, it would do exciting things like restart itself or turn off... but it always would come back on easily and stay on a while. It did say it was checking disc consistency a couple times. I planned to reinstall vista someday when I got around to it. Then it just WOULD NOT COME ON. EVER. Well, it always powered on.. but nothing happens! At that point I decided to let it chill out for a couple weeks (?)...occasionally turning it on in hopes it would magically work. Well a couple days ago.. it did! I started it in safe mode! It wouldn't let me restore. NO restore points, wouldn't even let me open anything. Clearly restoring would not help anyway.
Long story short - after a lot of it coming on and working normally for hours and hours (shutting off sometimes still ;) and finally reinstalling windows...last night I was daring enough to leave it on overnight and woke up to what I thought were police lights but was just my power button flashing on/off on/off. Scary. Turned it off, and wouldn't come on and stay on again this morning.
So with my phone internet I searched for what it could be..read something about taking out the lithium battery and putting it back in and reseating everything in there. So I ripped it apart and did that. (lol)
Now.. I am reading all over the place that I should have LEFT that battery out for a while, and something about BIOS. I'm awful for getting advice off yahooanswers. However, my computer is still on...for now, it was pretty sure that it was December 2005 though.
Any chance I fixed it???? Doubtful right. Probably just need a new motherboard? Do plan on getting a new computer, but the trans in my car is being rebuilt for 2k and well.. new comp will be next month. Can I make this horrible thing last another month without putting any money in it?
If you read this you're awesome, thank you so much!