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Signs of a dying hard drive

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In light of the several hard drive failure issues that have came across my bench lately, I figured it’s a good time to talk about some of the warning signs. Read and be warned because it’s not a question of IF the hard drive will fail, but WHEN. Slow downs, freezes, and BSOD’s (blue screen of death) These are very unspecific signs that can be caused by a bunch of different things, but regardless of what the issue behind these symptoms is, it is recommended that you immediately make a backup. If these problems occur after a fresh installation or…

Brings back memories

I had a customer call and schedule me for this morning to “hook up their printer to their computer” so I went and my jaw dropped when I saw why they were having trouble getting a laser printer to connect. I wasn’t even able to set the clock cause it wouldn’t recognize any date newer than 1999. It definitely was not Y2K compliant. The monitor was a “Tandy” brand which I haven’t seen since the 80’s from radio shack. Made me think about my old TRS-80