Monday, November 07, 2005

Its those nights again...

Great, ever since this afternoon, I had one computer problem after another.
  • First, I couldn't take the Cisco networking chapter test after I studied my behind off
  • Then my hard drive of 2 years suddenly died, causing me to lose various files (and space)
  • After, my internet goes down (which is pretty normal with my ISP, but that added to the fuel)
  • Now an upgraded antivirus program wouldn't update its definitions (I just bought it too)
I'll just go whatever's left with my night, and hopefully tomorrow will be better (which won't probably be, because I left an installation unfinished, and when I continue it, it'll take another 30 minuts to finish it, plus I need to install it with other switches).

Atleast I now have a place to put my problems (my computer journal went south with the bad hard drive).

Good night!

4 Comments:

At 11/08/2005 4:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does you harddrive have a warranty? If so, you can return the failed hard disk to the manufacturer and get a new one.

I hope you had your data backed up

 
At 11/08/2005 6:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've read in hawaiithreads and forumshawaii about your problems with your DSL.

Why not switch to a local ISP for your access? I know its more money, but I think the quality of service outweights the cheaper price from directly going with HawaiianTel

 
At 11/08/2005 11:00 AM, Blogger Adrian said...

I've read in hawaiithreads and forumshawaii about your problems with your DSL.

Why not switch to a local ISP for your access? I know its more money, but I think the quality of service outweights the cheaper price from directly going with HawaiianTel

I haven't really thought about switching to a local company, but I hope these problems are related to the migration from Verizon DSL to Hawaiian Telcom.

I'll try to see if I can find a few companies in my spare time.


Does you harddrive have a warranty? If so, you can return the failed hard disk to the manufacturer and get a new one.

I hope you had your data backed up

I did have the data backed up (whether they're in disks, or on the computer itself is another question) but the drive itself is 2 years old and I bought it from newegg.com. Do you think they'll still honor what's remaining on the warranty?

And if a computer component failed within 2 years of purchase, then I don't think I'll be dealing with them again, unless their products has vastly improved (or they have fast shipping on the replacements and its free).

 
At 11/09/2005 4:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of the older drive warranties are 3 year. The 2 year old drive might be covered. Don't check with newegg, check with the manufacturer directly.

Each of the hard drive manufacturer sites have a web page where you can check if a drive has any warranty remaining. If it does, just submit a RMA and you'll get a brand new drive!

As far as hard drive mortalilty, it depends. Some drives last will for years while others fail within days. The fact is that your hard disk has a fixed life and will fail one of these days. That's why backups are the key.

 

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