This ''computer type''...
by twesterh - 11/14/05 2:40 PM
In Reply to: Toshiba, Yes. by petryk
Spent a couple of hours on his non-computer type's Toshiba laptop because her sister (another non-computer type who knows nothing of security) goes to a lot of goth-type sites and got spyware/adware and a virus installed on it...
And, yes, it shuts down all the time. I can only guess it is a hardware problem because I formatted the hard drive and re-installed XP and the thing kept overheating (Pentium4 no surprise) and shutting off.
It's a piece of junk and I keep telling her to return it.
Anyway, petryk's logic is faulty because if one were a ''computer type'', in the first place, they wouldn't be calling tech support unless absolutely necessary. I've only called them when I know everything that can be done has been done and I just need to send it back...
Sounds more like her co-workers are, in fact, non-computer types who don't understand the more junk you put on a computer the more problems you are going to have.
So, should you buy a Toshiba? I'm sure the vast majority of their computers are problem free. If they do have problems they are more likely than not caused by user-error. I have a Compaq and an eMachines, if you know what computer type you really are and don't screw around with it unless you know how to fix it odds are you'll probably be fine.
And befriend a real computer-type who can fix it w/out you having to call tech support!
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