Well it was bound to croak & it has. MY Dell with windows XP has kicked the bucket. I can turn it on, & boot up. But as soon as it warms up, my monitor starts rapidly flashing on & off at a real dizzy speed & then the mouse & keyboard lock up. At this point I can't re start it. But if I wait long enough, & the tower is completely at room temperature I can get it going but then the scenario repeats itself.
I think that I may have several capacitors that are burned out from heat. What I know about electronics you can fit on the head of a pin & have room left over for a banquet.
I'm shopping now for a new desktop of modest price. Looking at HP pavilion with a 23" monitor. But can someone explain what the difference is in Windows 8 & windows 8.1 Also I'm not a fan of the touch screen. Just need a keyboard & mouse of the wireless variety. And I also need to replace my all in one mono laser printer. Any suggestions?