Friday, January 22, 2010

One Of Those Days

The drive in my Tablet has failed.

This vexes me.

The tablet is my primary writing machine in the evenings. Without it I am seriously hamstrung – I am also likely to be even more grumpy and irritable than usual.

I’ll be looking for a new drive tomorrow.  But living where I do, it’s quite possible that I’ll have to order one via Amazon.  I will probably upgrade to Windows 7 at the same time, given that I’ll have to do a complete rebuild on the machine anyway.  Since it’s a pen enabled tablet, I expect the process to be your typical Microsoft driven learning experience*.

Expect posting to be light until the machine is back online.

Thank you for your understanding.


* You may read that as kicking, screaming, profuse cursing, and the throwing of small mammals.


  1. Ouch, toasted hard drive can be one of the biggest pains in the ass to recover from, especially if the problem is with the drive that has the OS installed on it.

    Worse than that, when i was working as a tech, 25 to 50% of the time when a hard drive failed, it was a symptom of something else, usually a power problem, and simply replacing the drive would lead to another dead hard drive. (though this was my experience with desktops, portables may be different in this.)

    If you haven't already ordered the replacement, check out Newegg and tigerdirect as well, you might find the drive you want cheaper than Amazon, though shipping to Alaska rather than the lower 48 adds a level of potential complication that i have no experience with.

  2. Really, I've had almost no problems with Win 7. So I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

  3. ::empathy::

    I've been having weird behavior from my laptop this week, though I'm happy to say it doesn't seem to be HD related nor has it apparently compromised data despite some, shall we say, "inelegant" reboots. Hopefully, flashing the BIOS to the newest version will mean a cure for me.

    In the meantime, I feel your pain.

    piturel: the natural, unshaven appearance of an armpit. ex.: In France, many women prefer to go au piturel.


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