7 Aug 2000 guardian   » (Apprentice)

Well, my computer seems to have the standard "CND" (critical need detector) installed. Finally getting around to doing my tax return (extensions expire Aug 15), when "poof"... There went the hard drive. Lucky I had backups.

For those considering a hard drive purchase, I still recommend Maxtor (even though that's the one that broke). The web-based returns process was nice. No need to talk to phone techs and try to convince them the drive's really broken, just fill out forms, and the new drive showed up 2 days later. Very nice.

At one point the partition table had partitions overlapped, so any time I fixed one partition, the other one broke, and vice versa. ARGH... Fixed it eventually, but that was wierd. I was really happy to have that BBC...

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