computer advice needed a while back, I made a post that my computer had crashed. Every time I turned it on, it told me "Operating system not found." I tried to boot it from my restore disks unsuccessfully. I "restored factory image", but afterwards could only return to the "operating system not found" screen or a basic MSDOS prompt that basically said my hard drive was empty. It wouldn't let me reinstall Windows from the disks, and never would progress beyond the "restore factory image" step of the process. Not knowing what else to do, I brought my laptop in to the geek squad. After ponying up 70$, they took a look at it and after 2 days they called and said it wouldn't boot up at all and had a bad motherboard, and that I'd have to buy a new computer. I find this doubtful, given that I was able to access MSDOS prompt, but I have no knowledge with which to argue from, and I guess they could be right. I hate to shell out another 900$ for a laptop, so I guess my thread has the dual purpose of 1) asking whether it sounds like Geek Squad is trying to half-*** their way out of fixing my computer, or 2) if I should buy a new computer and what computer I should buy. Thanks!