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Bloody Computers... - dorsetgirl
February 21st, 2009
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Bloody Computers...
Just a quick note to say that I might not be around much over the next week. My bloody computer died on me on Thursday morning, which coincidentally was the day of my mother-in-law's funeral. Seeing as she generously paid for the computer in the first place, I suppose there's some sort of justice in that.


Anyway, it came up with a message saying UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME, which I suspect is Bill Gates for "Your hard disk's fucked, Guvnor." So I'm typing this round at the library, where I'm about to start Googling relevant stuff.

No idea what happens next - depends on what I find - but I'll be here for another 40 minutes, and then my next chance to get online will be when the library is next open, on Tuesday.

See ya whenever.






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From:jayb111
Date:February 21st, 2009 01:33 pm (UTC)
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You have my sympathy - having had a computer die on me, I know how cut off from the world one feels with no e-mail or internet access.

Having done a quick Google, it does seem as if the problem isn't terminal. But I hope you at least manage to recover everything that's important, even if the computer itself isn't salvageable.
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From:gritsinmisery
Date:February 21st, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
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*augggghhhhhs for you*
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From:mikes_grrl
Date:February 21st, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
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I doubt the hard disk is fucked, but you'll need someone who has a clue about boot volumes and reinstallations to help. Sorry to hear of the problem, in any case, because A) that SUCKS and B) I know you've got a lot on your plate in RL so it doesn't help to lose your personal pleasures.

*hugs*
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