So there I was, having a good day – and then I went to turn on the computer to do the rest of the day’s quota of writing. What did I get? Nothing good at all.
An error message popped up saying that the computer had failed to boot. Never a good thing to see. I spent a number of hours working on it only to realise that it wasn’t going to work. On top of that, my most recent backup of stories was 5 days previous so around 20,000 words is stuck on the computer inaccessible.
After a bit more testing, it appears that something has happened to the harddrive, either a bad sector or it is failing or has failed. I am hoping it is not the later. I have a lot of files I’d like to get off. Not just writing, but movies, music, photos, games etc and so on.
If it is just the hard drive, I may be able to afford a replacement for that, but not the computer. Financially things are tight and I can’t justify the expense of a brand new computer. It has thrown a spanner in the works, but one I will overcome somehow.