My computer at home died peacefully last night. Not before a 4 hour resuscitation session though. I tried windows repair, reinstallation, formatting – nothing. Dead as a dodo.
I knew it had been on the verge of dying for a while. It was 4/5 years old and the fan sounding like it was about to take off was a dead give away that it was on it’s way out. So 6 months ago I told myself to buy an external hard drive to backup all my stuff. Did I buy one?
Luckily I did backup all my legally aquired music onto DVDs about 4 months ago so it’s not all lost. Most of my photo’s are on Flikr so I haven’t lost them and my emails are all on GMail so it’s not that much of a disaster.
The bad news is that I don’t have money to go out and buy a laptop/PC tomorrow so it might be a few months before I get one. The good news is that there is a redundant PC in our spare room which I think I’ll be able to use – it’s old, but last time it was turned on (about a year ago) it was working and is ok for the internet which is all I basically need one for in the meantime. So hopefully I’ll be able to breath some life into that one.
In the meantime I’m PC/Laptop browsing so if you have any recommendations then fire away – the cheaper the better! I noticed Jaggys post today (well timed) and I quite like the look of that one. I’ve always had a PC but I’m heading towards getting a laptop considering I don’t need it for much more than browsing/music.