Kate (kate_nepveu) wrote,
Kate
kate_nepveu

computers, ugh.

Tonight my desktop suddenly displayed a screen consisting of nothing but vertical stripes and then shut itself down, making sad beeping noises until I held down the power button.

It restarted successfully and is running its backup programs a little early, but (1) that was way more exciting than I needed tonight and (2) I'm guessing that this is the HDD error that came up about two months ago and that I decided to ignore until I couldn't any more.

Honestly I'm half-tempted to just bring the netbook—which lives in the Pip's room for me to use at naptime, bedtime, and in the middle of the night—downstairs, hook it up to my monitor and external hard drive, and just prop the tablet up in his room. But I should really at least open the case and see if any fans are obviously broken or dust bunnies are breeding or whatever, before deciding whether to replace the HDD. Again. Whee.

comment count unavailable comment(s) | add comment (how-to) | link
Tags: computers
Subscribe

  • Arrival (movie)

    If you're considering seeing the movie Arrival, and you HAVEN'T read the story it's based on (Ted Chiang's "Story of Your Life"), I would strongly…

  • The Lobster (movie)

    The kids are away for the weekend and there's nothing really compelling in theaters, and we saw The Lobster on the on-demand list and remembered…

  • drive-by post: Hail, Caesar!

    I have edits on a brief that need to be dealt with, so, Hail, Caesar!, the latest Coen brothers movie, in one paragraph. It's a movie about a 1950s…

Comments for this post were disabled by the author