Over the past four weeks I've had some interesting computer problems, I thought I share now that there off (I hope). Fours weeks ago I came home to a desktop that the decided to stop working. It crashed while booting three times in a row. Now this computer is 6 years and has seen a lot of heavy use. I had been think seriously about buying a one and this just pushed me over the edge. So I figured I'd be without my desktop for the week (time to build and ship the new one), no problem I have a laptop I can use.
That was on a Friday. Saturday I grabbed my laptop and installed a system update I had been putting off doing. It got done doing that and then won't finish booting. Not sure what was happening I started a utilities program about 3:30 pm. By 11:00 pm it still hadn't finished running, but had found over 600 bad blocks. So I had to go the next two weeks without any home computer (I the second week I was away camping so it won't have mattered any way).
After getting home from camping I had my shiny new desktop to set up and play. And a lot of work to transfer all my stuff from the old machine to the new. But still no laptop. Last week I found a good deal on the type of laptop I was after. So I spend the weekend moving my files from the old to the new, which went faster because I could use my firewire this time.
Other than a few odds and ends I'm final but to normal with my computing, but few thousand poorer.