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John has collapsed.

By that, I mean my laptop. Colonel John. John, who has betrayed me and is currently on diagnostic software. I have to say, it is very lucky I feel deeply uncomforable writing porn on my son's computer or his namesake would be in very much trouble.


Pros: Did a full backup on John to my external, so I should be safe there. If I can get John to reboot and not fail off, I should be okay except for all my firefox customizations, but then I get the joy of redoing them. I'm trying to balance out the time it would tke to get him repaired (and money) against the fact I have to get a new one anyway soon.

Looking at the Dell Vostro. The custom-built and the outlet configurations are very close to identical, but outlet is a lot less. Neither helps my credit card(s) all that much. Or should I look at Thinkpads? I--huh, I knew it was coming up time to replace John this next year sometime and was pricing systems but somehow, I never thought our relationship would come to this.

I plan to be melancholy. I have to admit, though, the excitement of new hardware will take the sting out of my credit card bills.

In summation: I no longer want a pony. I would, however, like to marry a computer engineer, plz.

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Ah, noooooooo. PC troubles really blow...

marrying a computer engineer is the best thing I ever did.

Edited at 2007-11-08 10:10 pm (UTC)

Yuck. :-( Odds are it's the hd. Checkdisk would be one way of finding out. If it's not the hd, it's probably something expensive. Or a loose connection. Hmmm.

BTW, it's always worth it to buy a new hd, because you can always get an external enclosure for ~$15 and turn it into an external hd.

I am sorry to hear about your laptop, but I'm glad you had tome to backup your files.

I love Thinkpads. They've spoiled me for other laptops. I'm on my third one. I keep looking at other brands, but I keep coming back to the Thinkpad because, among other things, the keyboard is awesome. I don't think they are as budget friendly as Dells, though.

You hurt/comfort tease.

pssst. if you're thinking of a Dell make sure you check out their outlet. I got mine for a little next to nothing fully loaded because it had a scratch on the case.

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