Hi, guys... been a long time reader here but now am joining the club. OK, I had my 8600 since December of 1994 when it first came out (roughly 1year-4months), keyboard keys were loose after about 3 months and now 2 are out, and that's with minimum use. For a $2200 laptop, it is pretty dissappointing!!!! Of course, I heard the 8600 line were badddly made, a myth or a fact? My girlfriend makes fun of me with her 5-year old mac with perfect functionning keyboard, yeah... I am still trying to convince her to switch from the Dark Side.
Now, the laptop won't boot up. It goes up to "dell" screen, "XP" screen and then ..... unmountable boot volume... blue screen. It won't open in safe mode, nothing. Is my hard drive dead?