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November 06, 2005

Disaster strikes

I woke up Saturday morning to a dead computer...well, sort of. There was an endless cycle of Windows booting up, error messages, etc. I took it in to to get it checked and the verdict came back last night - the hard drive is physically damaged and unretreivable.

That seemed pretty strange to me since the laptop had been sitting on a shelf for the past 24 hours and it did not look like it had got up to much on its own. After a few questions back and forth, the technician figures that it was age. In his words, most hard drives live about three years. Well, that's brilliant. And Y200K later, I am starting to understand the business rationale behind it.

I spent the day in Akihabara and Bic Camera Yurakucho before making my purchase. I even took a few pictures that I will eventually download once I have re-installed all the software necessary.

In the meantime, if any of you can help me find a place that will salvage some of the data (as in 500-600 pictures) from my previous computer, I would be grateful!

Posted by Kirk on November 6, 2005 02:35 PM