PC gone bad

Bugger.

My PC died.  I’d had the laptop for four years and after a Windows security update during the week a system file has become corrupted and won’t let me boot it.  I took it to PC World (or ABC World as my son called it) and was told that data could be recovered but it’ll mean removing the hard drive into a caddy and then connecting that through a USB to another PC.

Sadly my book is on the original PC (although most chapters are backed up in my office) and all family photos are on the C Drive (but all bar last two months have been backed up on CD).

So today I have been forced to acquire a new PC.  This is my first post from the new PC as I try to acquaint myself with some of these new-fangled system additions.

Back to wallowing in self-pity…

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About loveandgarbage

I watch the telly and read when not doing law stuff and plugging my decade and a half old unwatched Edinburgh fringe show.
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1 Response to PC gone bad

  1. Anonymous says:

    dead pc
    Aaargh – I sympathise.
    I remember reading about ten years ago that there were two types of hard drives – ones that are dead and ones that are about to die.
    You’ve done well to have backed up most of your stuff. On more than one occasion I have feverishly locked the stable door after the hard drive has bolted – when you’re in possession of a deceased drive, the manuals always say “Gather together your back-up discs/tapes/drives – ahem, you have backed up, haven’t you?” – it’s rather too late then to be answering in the negative.
    Good luck
    alastair

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