Both my PCs are playing up today.
Firstly, the Dell Inspiron 630m, XP OS, is getting very tired and refuses to boot up today. Several keys are broken and sadly XP will shortly no longer be a supported OS.
Secondly my little Asus,Netbook with Win 7 Home OS, not used for several months, is taking forever to start, even on mains power. It may have to be returned. When new it was fine for portable, in-field, use with Spectran software, as long as ready-boost was used.
Now finally it is time to invest in a new PC for home use , so I am buying an i5 Inspiron 15R touch screen 1GB hard-drive, laptop, with 3 yrs hardware and software support. It should serve me well. We'll see.