When your computer is trying to call your attention
Just like the car, the computer also has a way of telling us that something is wrong. Our 8-year old desktop was exhibiting something unusual. First is the sound of the hard disk. It’s supposed to be a whirring sound when accessing a big file but it is somewhat noisy that is quite alarming. The booting of the system also takes a lot of time, from the usual 1 minute, it takes more than 3 minutes. Clearly, there is already a problem. And those symptoms have been going on for a month already but we procrastinated. Yesterday, the computer wouldn’t start and we were forced to create a new system disk. It’s a good thing that we have a spare disk. Now it is working with the new system disk but the old one cannot be accessed anymore. Although we have a backup, it is not fully updated so we lost some files. If only we had listened to our computer’s notice about the problem then we wouldn’t have lost some important files.
October 17, 2017, 4:12 am