September 02, 2005
Long Friday

I turned on my computer at home this morning to check email. I've been falling behind these days in replies.





The computer won't boot. It was working fine 8 hours ago.

Most likely the hard drive is failing.

It's going to be a long Friday.

Posted by michael at September 02, 2005 07:34 AM


Don't hope for the best. Get the best. Get an iMac. You can still run WOW, and you can kick that anti-virus/anti-spyware stuff to the curb.

OSX r0x0rz.

Posted by: Mister P. [] on September 2, 2005 10:21 AM

I play WoW on my Mac and PC... It's too bad it just looks so much better on the PC with a superior graphics card.

The click -- whirl is just it's way of saying that you should use a hammer on it... hopefully it's just a non-critical sector that's bad and can be corrected, skipped with chkdsk /f /r ,etc...

... if not, hopefully you had a RAID

Posted by: Daniel [] on September 2, 2005 11:53 AM

LoL, deja vu, Mister P.

WoW looks better on my PC than my Mac-Mini. It won't when I upgrade to a PowerMac next year tho.

Posted by: BillB [] on September 2, 2005 4:06 PM

Sadly, it will still look better on a PC. Apple likes to keep it's machines supplied with the 'average' video card of the day. Of course you can put a top end ATI, etc. card in the PowerMac, but somehow the drivers will be behide the curve. Maybe one day.

Posted by: Daniel [] on September 3, 2005 3:07 PM

Wow isn't nearly as taxing as, say, Half Life 2. I don't think having the latest uber drivers will be an issue.

Also, next gen Powermacs will be Intel based, so there's that.

Posted by: BillB [] on September 4, 2005 9:16 AM

Yeah damn that sucks. Your drive never would have failed if only you had been using a Mac. Damn.

Posted by: LittleKenny [] on September 4, 2005 8:49 PM

Macs don't prevent drives from failing. They prevent the pc from sucking when the drives are working though.

Posted by: BillB [] on September 5, 2005 10:04 AM

dude, my mac hard drive totally took a dump the other day. of course it was my old G4, but still. No computer is safe from the head crash.

Posted by: kingpixel [] on September 13, 2005 3:08 PM
Post a comment