I bought my HP shortly after DS was born and about a month later it started having problems starting up... I would get a blue screen error message and would have to take the battery out to restart it. Being a new mommy I just never found the time to take it in
Now almost 2 years later it still has the same problems, but I guess I've just learned to live with it!
Before my first Dell I had a Compaq desktop and LOVED it!!! I really do believe the quality went downhill when they merged though.....