Once again, I am quite happy that I decided to make a DVD copy of everything on my hard drive, as this one made a horrid whirring noise, then stopped working. Didn't lose any data this time, but it was the main drive with the OS on it, and thus dies the comp. Luckily, however, the mini-netbook has an external DVD drive, and I can retrieve my work to it for now, but no scanning of anything, as the scanner needs a paralel port to work, and the tablet needs a serial port (yeah, really old school here).
So, as I scrounge for a new or slightly used EIDE hard drive (all the new ones sold these days are SATA), things are gonna be slow.
If I didn't have so many other more important things to pay for, I might be able to afford at least a nominal used computer, but alas, no....
7 years, 1 month ago
05 Sep 2011 19:33 CEST