Recovering from a catostrophic computer crash June 2, 2007Posted by rjdohnert in Uncategorized.
I unfortunately this week, Monday, suffered from a serious hard drive crash. I finally got the works up last night at 3 am. Here was the adventure to getting the hard drive issue fixed.
Monday: 7:30 am – Checking e-mail when I noticed this strange noise coming from the main system.
9:30 am – Noticed the noise has gotten a lot worse and now the volume of the noise keeps raising then lowering, raising then lowering.
9:35 am – Sounds like a chainsaw now, Im finishing up on my KDE 4 review when I hear a snap and a pop. Linux kernel panics.
9:36 am – I try to reboot it and when hard drive is found I cry
9:40 am – I kick the computer and curse at it
10:00 am – I apologize and set computer upright.
3:00 pm I stop by Tiger direct to purchase new Hard Drive
7:00 pm – I put in the hard drive and turn on the system
7:05 pm – I put in the OpenSolaris disk and install OpenSolaris, I set up partitions to install Linux
9:00 pm – I put in PCLinuxOS disk and install PCLinuxOS
4:00 am – I go to bed
8:00 am – I wake up
8:45 am – After a 5 shot Americano I boot the PC.
8:45:50 am – No Hard Drive found
9:00 am – Open case
9:01 am – Check jumpers and power supply, everything AOK
9:30 am – Drive to Tiger Direct outlet store
9:36 am – Wait to be helped
9:45 am – Still waiting
10:02 am – Am finally helped.
10:15 am – Get a new HD
1:00 pm – Go over to see my brother and stay with him for a few days to help him with some manual labor tasks
4:00pm – Install new HD
5:00 pm – Put in PCLinuxOS disk and install
12:00 am – Run backups on data. everything but what I had done in recent days was on backup
1:00 am – Realizing all my website information and my KDE 4 review is gone .. I cry
4:00 am – Go to bed
10:00am – Wake up
10:02 am – Turn on PC .. IT STILL WORKS!!!