crash

Happy Tuesday.

My hard drive crashed yesterday. I’m typing with one finger on my kindle. I hate typing on this thing but at least I’m not totally cut off from my beloved internet.

I was reading my rss feed with hulu on in the background when shockwave crashed and then, without warning or funky grinding sounds or anything I was in the middle of a crash dump. Whatever that is. The computer insisted on the recovery disc to boot but then said I had no drive to install Windows on. No recovery point could be found. And most frightening of all, the system diagnostics said I have no hard drive.

I think that’s bad.

It’s going to be at least a couple days to get the thing fixed. If there is still someone local, that is. If I have to go to Springfield, it might take forever.

If I didn’t catch all the stupid auto corrects, that’s too bad. How the hell do kids do this?

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7 thoughts on “crash”

  1. Like you, I’m not sure but I think that “no hard drive” cannot be a good thing. Just a hunch.

    I’ve never tried to type on a Kindle, so I give you credit for doing so. Thanks for letting us know what’s going on. When a bloggy friend disappears without explanation, I worry.

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  2. If I had to blog on my tablet, my posts would be short with no photos. I have trouble with that virtual keyboard. I love my desk top, but it’s old and waiting to do to me what your computer just did. Wahh!

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    1. Short with no photos. That’s me. And minimal numbers and punctuation.

      I’m glad that carbonite has backed up all my files. Or most. I didn’t back up movies. It should be a matter of getting a new hard drive reinstalling everything and downloading. 37,000 files. Sigh.

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  3. So sorry! I get quite agitated when either of my two Internet portals (one PC and one laptop — no smartphone for me yet) goes dark. A missing hard drive sounds bad. You asked, rhetorically possibly, “how the hell do the kids do it?” The kids I know, many of them at least, use Macs. I rarely hear of a Mac user losing everything in a fatal crash. (Or maybe they just don’t talk about it…they ARE quite haughty about how superior Macs are compared to PCs.)
    Good job on typing that on a Kindle! You are a woman of great patience.

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    1. Actually, I meant how do they type on these tiny virtual keyboards. And worse, on a phone. No wonder they spell so screwy.

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  4. I decided to replace my hard drive myself after talking to a computer guy who wanted $300 to do it but tried to convince me to replace the whole tower with a cheap stock tower. It’s not that I wouldn’t love to have a whole new tower but a cheap tower isn’t going to work for me since I game and do other graphic intense things.

    There is actually a video on YouTube that shows how to change out my specific hard drive. It really seems to make sense to spend less than $100 now and do it myself then upgrade when I can afford that.

    I have the Windows disc and the drivers disc. I look forward to updating everything and reinstalling everything else. And I guess I need to start saving for a new tower.

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