Our laptop is now in the mail on its way to be repaired and so I wanted to warn everyone that I’m trying to set up our server so I can use it until I get my baby back.
Crap. This is the second hard drive in this laptop to crash and it has caused me no end of grief. I was really good and didn’t push the envelope with this computer, well, mainly because I was too busy over the past two years. So it’s being treated like a “normal” computer.
It looks like the motherboard went screwy, which could explain the rest of the problems, and so hopefully the main hard drive will be fine…I hope.
Anyway, responding to email and a few other activities will be delayed as I have to set all the software back up on this computer. Ugh. Luckily, I have a good backup of my documents from a month ago and a pretty good but not excellent backup from a couple days ago, so we’ll see. It’s just that the whole computer wasn’t backed up, which wouldn’t help me with this computer, and I have to install programs from scratch, since this is a storage device rather than a full functioning computer. It will be when I get done with it!
Back to the drawing board, again…as usual.
Lesson: BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP