Hey, fun times. My computer hard drive died and I have been hobbling along, trying to get by with my Chromebook and a few tablets. It is just not working. Even checking email is a hassle. While I love my Chromebook, I am a power browser and trying to do daily link posts without crashing the few windows I can have open on 2GB of RAM has been frustrating.
Today, I ordered a new desktop computer and will be busy getting ready for the new machine and trying to figure out who can do data recovery on my old machine. Shopping for a new device as we are moving both into Windows 10 ecosystem and transitioning into a true cloud age of computing has been interesting. I work with most things from the cloud, but since I also make video and audio files and do recording, I need programs that can run locally too. (And, yes, there is a blog entry coming about the experience.)
Anyway, with all this going on, I will be taking a few days off from my regular daily posting schedule. That means no Friday Echo and no Daily Links and Deals posts. I may be posting the odd piece, but I probably will be not be back to a regular schedule for a few days.
I’ll be posting any interesting finds on Twitter, my Google Plus page and on the Ebook Evangelist Facebook page.
So, does anyone have any good computer malfunctions stories to share? Have you ever gotten “the click of death”?
It’s funny you should mention hard drives:
LOL! I have a collection like that… except mine are all still in their original computers! 🙂
Same with us. We have the original computers (many not working) in storage. We need to take a drill to the drives and chuck out everything!
Do you think it’s the work involved in getting them ready to recycle that holds us back? I still have an Apple IIe and an old AT PC running Windows 3.1 in the basement.
Last couple we took to recycling, we attacked it with a magnetic bulk eraser after reformating twice…. Pretty sure all the info was gone. I have made up my mind that these are going this year sometime. Especially now that there is more to add to the pile!
It’s definitely the hassle of it that’s held me back. I meant to clear out most of those old machines before summer arrived… but, nope! I avoided it and now it’s too hot to be tearing apart equipment in a storage area with no air conditioning. 😉
Ouch! Not a good idea. There is just no good time to do this, is there? 🙂
Happy hunting for your new pc
One down, one to go, LOL! Looking at a new Mac too…. 🙂
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