Super 8 Posted April 14, 2004 Share Posted April 14, 2004 ....and what do I find? A Compaq Armada laptop. Pentium III 500mhz. It was out on the curb with a bunch of stuff. It caught my attention during one of my late night walks. I saw this stereo cabinet, and I wondered if the stereo was still intact, and what kind it was. The stereo was gone, but there was the laptop. So I'm thinking, 'there's no way this thing works...but what the hell'. So I brought it home. The battery was dead, and I didn't have a power supply, but I found one on Ebay for twenty bucks incl. shipping. I figured either the harddrive is toast, or the LCD has gone bad. I was wrong. It powered up just fine, and has Win XP Professional installed! Not a damn thing wrong with this computer! And these people are just pitching it??? WTF??? Okay, it doesn't fully boot. Windows asks you to log in, and then it restarts. This sounds like a software problem to me, not hardware. It needs a CD-ROM. It would have to attach externally, I guess through a cardbus or something. It's a really small laptop. But, it's got a network jack, and USB, plus external monitor out, the usual serial/parallel ports, and some kind of interface -presumably for a docking station. Pretty cool, actually. I'll probably reformat and through 98 or ME onto it. But this is just weird. Why throw away something like this? Maybe I'll go back and see if he's pitching a pre-CBS Fender because one of the strings is a little flat... Super 8 Hear my stuff here Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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