Another (Astonishing) Hard Disk Update

Hello, world. I have some incredible news. The crashed hard disk I blogged about (lamented, mourned, etc.) last Spring has been cloned. I have all my old data back. Not only that, but in the process, my dad found that the old one is still working, and not exhibiting the classic “Click of Death” it was that fateful day in April. It can be used as an external disk now, since it’s been cloned. Only problem is, nobody can access my old Windows profile folder. For better or for worse, who knows. It’s not a major inconvenience; all the data…

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A Whole Bunch of Stuff

I’ve been away for a while because I’ve been struggling with bunches of technological issues. First, I lost an SD card containing all of my music (nearly 2GB). Now the hard disk in my computer is threatening to crash. So I’ve been forced to use public computers and had almost no time away from my homework to post anything. So I’ve dumped it all into this entry. How about that? Now I can start storing other things to post about.

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Hmm, Oh Well, Dell

Dell just ignored my email request for support. Oh, well. I did fix (I hope) another issue having to do with a BAD_POOL_CALLER stop error, caused by SynTP.sys, one of the files used in the Synaptics Touchpad in my laptop. This time, I used Dell chat. Much faster. I’ll post updates as to whether or not I receive the STOP error again.

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Dell Update

OK, I’ve sent Dell an email detailing my complaints. I had to dig through several site levels to find the form, but I managed. Now I’ll just have to wait for a response. I hope they’ll still talk to me.

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Dell’s Stupid Laptop PC Hinges

Forget buying a laptop. Ever. At least if it has a certain “pattern” to the hinges at the screen-body intersection. I’ve found that “—-___________———————————–___________—-” (“-” is on the screen bottom and “_” is on the body) does not hold up. I just got my PC repaired, and it’s now out of warranty, but I think it’s starting to crack again, after less than 3 months!!! That’s great! Now it’s time to start shopping for another computer…

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