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Hard drive? Hard luck!

Posted by Waspie_Dwarf , in General waffle 01 July 2008 · 179 views

Okay, I have no one to blame but myself. I knew my hard drive was dying. I knew it needed replacing, but there was always something else that I just wanted to buy first. If it could just wait until the next pay day, or the one after that. And it did, admittedly I've become more practised in reinstalling corrupted software than I would have chosen but the drive kept on hanging in there. Then, at just after ten p.m. on Saturday 14th June, it died. As John Cleese might have said, <i>"This hard drive is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If Dell hadn't screwed it into the laptop it'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Is data storing processes are now 'istory! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket, it's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!! THIS IS AN EX-HARD DRIVE!!"</i>

And so my computer has had a transplant operation and survived.

I didn't realise how much I would miss talking to my friends on Messenger or posting here. I would not advise U-M cold turkey to any of you.

It's good to be back.





distortedpandy
Jul 01 2008 10:25 PM
Had a similar episode last night with my pc - just the thought of no UM freaked me out.

Welcome back.
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admittedly I've become more practised in reinstalling corrupted software than I would have chosen


Necessity IS the mother of invention, now isn't it? laugh.gif

Glad we diddn't lose you for any extended period, mate.
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snuffypuffer
Jul 02 2008 06:22 PM
UM withdrawals are murder, I tell you. Murder. no.gif
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A virus from a sound bite down load did mine in a while back. Lucky for me I kept the old Windows 98. Slow but still efective.
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Sorry for the hard drive death  Donteatus
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