|I have had problems with my HP Pavilion 724c (Pentium 4 processor, 2.53 GHz, 512 MB) ever since I got it in 2003. I had to send it back within a year to replace the hard disk drive. I was unable to do a recovery because HP did not set-up the computer to do so. (There was a lawsuit about this.) To this day, the computer still looks for a phantom start-up disk that never came with the computer. It’s getting more difficult to get the computer to even start and let alone stay on with the constant mini-dump problem. The processor just shuts down and won’t operate for a while.|
I have cleaned the fans several times with compressed air, done countless system restores, unplugged and plugged in everything countless times, changed the configurations with F1-F5, removed many of the incompatible and annoying programs that were originally included (Norton, Weatherbug), shut-down programs with start-up cop. And just about erased anything unimportant. Is it worth doing anything else at this point? I got SP2 loaded on about a year and a half ago. That doesn’t seem to affect it. Should I just go computer shopping soon?? It’s become too unreliable to fool with on a daily basis. Sometimes it won't start at all. I have to fool it constantly plugging/unplugging main power cords.