Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote,
Douglas Spencer
dougs

Laptop died again ...

Laptop died again, and I think it's because the IDE connection between the motherboard and the disk is shot.
The symptom is as follows:

1. I swear copiously and re-install the OS.
2. I install all the applications.
3. I apply all service packs and patches.
4. I restore data from (fortunately recent) backup.
5. It runs OK till I accidentally flex the case (by, for example, moving my knee a quarter of an inch).
6. The laptop dies horribly.
7. When I reboot, crucial files are missing and it won't work.
8. I Swear copiously once more, and repeat from "1."

I'm going at about two reinstalls a day this week.

It works fine when it stays firmly on the table, where it is now. Ummm ... time to buy a new one.
Went to http://www.novatech.co.uk last night at 1am and spent all my worldly wealth.
New laptop to arrive in about five days -- I'll keep you all up to date with how I get on.
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