Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Backup your files!

I hate to teach by example on this one, but be sure to backup your important files! On Saturday, the laptop screen read, "Operating system not found". Crash!

Ugh! Not the way to start the day. Turns out that the intake for the cooling fan was blocked by a hunk of dustball which seems to have caused the harddrive to heat up to the point of failure. I have been lucky in the past to take the drive out and bang it on the edge HARD to get the disk to spin up one last time, but no luck. So I opened the drive up and tried to spin the platters... FROZEN SOLID so the bearings must have gone out. Ok, lesson learned.

Backup your data!

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