Musings,  Technology

My PC Crashed!


First, I had viruses all over my PC. It took me months until I finally decided to reformat it. Then, just a few days ago, a brown out struck our neighborhood bring down my PC again. So, I have no choice but to reformat again so that I could supply the missing files that was stored in my hard drive and was corrupted by the power failure. After a reformat, it went well for few minutes. I shut it down so that I can attach my other (backup) hard drive back. Unfortunately, it didn’t turned on again. At first, I thought my monitor was damaged but when my husband checked, it was doing fine. Now guess how a blogger by profession felt when all memories and important files were lost! Not only that, how tiring it is to download and reinstall programs again! 🙁

So, I have no choice but to think of ways on how I can access the internet. So thanks to my husband’s idea. I am accessing the internet now using my his new laptop hard drive. He was supposed to replace his laptop’s hard drive but since I was not able to access my means of living, he lend it to me temporarily. So, I immediately partitioned and installed Windows XP and some other programs to it. I was able to finish around three in the morning! That was desperation in action.

Since I don’t have an additional SATA cable, I needed to wait for my hubby to come home tonight. I need his USB adapter from his external drive so that I can boot using his laptop hard drive through USB and attached my other back-up hard disk drive on my SATA cable. There I could transfer my files into his laptop drive and once done, I will partitioned and reformat my backup hard drive to become my PC’s master drive. Good bye 80GB! Hello 250GB!

Anyway, it seems to be that fixing a PC is complicated but when you are faced with grave threat to your money making machine. Well, you have no choice but ask for help and dig on your stored knowledge to help your PC get back into business. It was like how a body builder work his butt out on a dip station just to get those dream abs! Oh well, I just hope it will do well tonight. I hope my master plan works. Wish me luck tonight!

Lifestyle Mommy Blogger and Virtual Assistant from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Aside from doing product reviews and events coverage, she blogs about solo parenting, homeschooling, and things in between.


    • admin

      @Paula, Hehehe…Dati din wala ako alam pero in the long run I learned to understand din. Sayang bayad sa PC technician. 500 pesos pa reformat lang. 🙁

  • gene experiments

    The wonders of having a husband with extra HDD. My husband’s standard price for PC reformat is also P500 but it comes with a service warranty so if your PC crashes after a while, the next service will be free but it seldom happens after he’s done with your PC so he’s got repeat clients that recommends him to their friends.

    Oh, just want to tell you that we’ve heard rumors that some technician would purposely put a bug in your PC so you’ll return them sooner and make sure to take a photo of your PC parts and let the technician know this because there are some who would go as far as steal and replace your PC parts especially if the client is not knowledgeable with their PC.

    Good luck with your PC and don’t you just love 250gb hard drive?

  • Sherry

    pc crashed you are not alone, my old computer crashed too and hard disk cannot retrieve info out. 🙁 my dear say can see but unable to copy out. any suggestion?

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