My hard drive is dead

I was up until 2am getting the first draft of a website ready for a client to view today.

I only had a bit of work to get done last night, but then one thing after another. I had to rebuild apache on my webserver for an extension I needed. That too way too long. Then I got on a programming roll and everything was working.

Then my computer crashed.

And then it wouldn’t reboot.

And then I spent an hour bonding with a nice fellow in India working Dell’s tech support line. He was good, but not good enough to resuscitate my hard drive. It is so dead the computer can’t even verify its existence.

I new this was coming – it has had odd behavior, well basically since I bought this computer last November.

So all my files, emails, settings, programs, scripts, photos are gone.


But are they?

No they are not! I’ve been backing up everything religiously to Carbonite! So next week when my new hard drive arrives, I will completely clog up our satellite internet connection to download all my backed up files.

If your hard drive isn’t backed up, WHY NOT? You want to lose every digital photo you’ve ever taken?

Anyway, so I was up until 2am working on Jeff’s laptop. I’m totally exhausted today and looking forward to a nap after work!


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

2 Replies to “My hard drive is dead

  1. When the hd died in leanne’s computer (the one connected to the tv, not the laptop) it wasn’t that big a deal. We waited a while for the right hd to come on sale (we got 1 terabyte for $130) and then i got to see how well our backup system was working.

    perfectly as it turned out. nothing lost.

    hard drives will die. yours will die. back it up.

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