Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Internal hard disk drive not found

Last night I am checking out all of the Daily City Photo sites like I do every night, on my new just over a month old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, and I get to page I think 8 or 9 on the portal and my computer freezes. My mouse is still moving around but the its not doing anything, I cant toggle between windows, cant close anything out. I set there for a few minutes thinking its trying to open a page and got hung up. So after about 5 minutes the mouse quits moving, and the computer starts making a clicking sound. Not sure what’s going on, I shut down the computer without logging off because I can’t log off. When I go to restart it, internal hard disk drive not found. Now what? Well, I have my old computer, so I logged into Dell chat, and got a customer service rep who was very helpful, but it seems they are going to have to send me a new hard drive. He told me not to worry though, because this is a common problem, and oh by the way, you have lost everything you had on your computer. So until I get my new hard drive I am back to using my old computer and I feel like I am one of these cars stuck in traffic. BTW, the picture is from Saturday on Highway 80, there was a wreck that backed up traffic for miles. I wasn’t driving when I took the picture, I was the passenger.