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26 June

Dealing With Hard Drive Crashes Today

Everything is on the computer these days. People talk to each other through online messaging programs such as Skype and MSN. Applications for jobs and volunteering are done online and some people spend their entire lives in front of a computer. Some people work at making the computer more functional, some work at to make it look pretty and some just try to figure out how to get to that higher level on some web-based game.

While there’s a lot of debate as to whether or not spending so much time in front of a computer is good for you, there is no denying how irritating it is when the computer doesn’t do as its told.

Of course, when dealing with an inanimate object there is no guarantee it’s going to listen to you anyway.

So what is hard drive crash? The hard drive is the piece of the computer that holds all your information and does all if its functions. If you’ve got a physical failure that can usually be determined by the noise your computer is making. If you are trying to turn your computer on and you hear some grinding, whirring or clicking noise, that’s a really good sign you’ve got a physical failure and you’d better stop trying to boot your device up. Some great tips on hard drive failure, particularly with RAID arrays, are here.

If you have started your computer and you start to notice the aforementioned sounds, that’s a pretty good sign your days are numbered.

The next part depends on how good you are with computers. This author is not very good with computers so if this issue ever happened, we would probably take it in to the shop to Read more…