Saturday, July 22, 2006
The Death of a Hard Drive
I returned yesterday from a college visit with Ryan at the U of M to find the dreaded blue screen of death on my laptop. Initially I thought it was a Windows problem, but soon discovered it was a dead hard drive. I have 5 months left on my three year service contract with Best Buy, so they are going to replace the hard drive, but they won't be able to replace the files I have lost because it has been 3 months since I backed it up. I am glad for Gmail and online newsletter programs that now protect many of my files somewhere else than my personal computer. Still, how important is it to back up your hard drive? I will be relearning that important lesson many times over the next couple of months as I search for files I need but no longer have.