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30 June 2008 @ 08:57 am
*plays taps on a kazoo*

My desktop is ded.

Poor thing.  he's only three years old, and yet he's been in the shop more than any car that I've ever had, like EVER. 

It has a blue screen that says:

A problem has been detected...  (No crap.  Really?  A problem?  You're kidding.)

INMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME  (WTC is that?  It's started fine every other time I've ever tried to use it.)

It then goes on to say in that blithe, charming techn-o speak that I should restart in safe mode, and that I need to check with my hardware or software manufacturers for any updates I might need.  (Yes. I'll get right on that.)

Next paragraph of the blue screen on doom says that I should disable any newly installed hardware.  And that I should disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. (What the-- Huh?   I never cache.  And I very rarely shadow.)

But the charming thing wont even let me restart in safe mode.  So, the computer guy has been called, and he's going to make a house call.  He said that it SOUNDED like my hard drive has crashed.  (Thank you, Sunshine.)  If indeed the desktop is salvageable, I'm going to have the CD drive replaced as well, since I broke that the first of January.

But what does this mean?  The podcast I've been working on is on that computer, as is every other audio file I've ever recorded.  Bah, humbug.  Everything else in life is just dandy, though  :)  Hope you all have a lovely week.
I feel:: busybusy
I hear:: Plenty - Sarah McLachlin
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Scarlet - Hmphjandjsalmon on June 30th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
OH DEAR ME! You have received the 'blue screen of death' - NOT cool at all! Crappy way to start a day!

Carrie Leigh: little carrie readingcarrie_leigh on June 30th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, it could be worse. I could be having to go to work with a headache. *pats you*
Comic Book Goddess: Draco - Draco Puffrainpuddle13 on June 30th, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
It does sound like a harddrive crash. My desktop did the same thing. Sometimes files can be recovered, but it depends on how bad the crash is.

I had a laptop do that too. It was sad. I've learned my lesson. *pats nifty external HD*
Carrie Leigh: It was a dark and stormy nightcarrie_leigh on June 30th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
I don't even know what an external HD is!

Comic Book Goddess: Draco - Stealing Harry's storyrainpuddle13 on June 30th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
external hard drives are like great big jump drives - used for back up and storage. It's a good way to keep data safe :)
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Enchanted - Laughjandjsalmon on June 30th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
Also a good place to store music... *coughs at her 30Gb of songs alone*
Carrie Leigh: the queen is not amusedcarrie_leigh on June 30th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, my gosh. My MUSIC.

Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: James - OH NOES!!jandjsalmon on June 30th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
Carrie Leigh: James' Blue Eyescarrie_leigh on June 30th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
And yet that icon made me laugh...
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Jazz Handsjandjsalmon on June 30th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
HEE HEE... I'm glad I'm here for something. ;)
Lyndsie Fenelelyndsiefenele on June 30th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
Inmoutable, really? LOL, that sounds like bad grammar. But in any case, boot volume most likely refers to a hard drive, and it being inmountable (if that's a word...) would mean that it can't access it. If it can't access it, you can't boot your OS (Windows), so it telling you to boot in safe mode is kind of silly.

Maybe it's just a BIOS issue. *crosses fingers* (BIOS is basically the programming on the motherboard that tells all the parts of the computer how to behave, so if the BIOS is corrupted then that might cause your hard drive not to connect to the motherboard. All that would probably take to fix is to overwrite it. My motherboard allows BIOS updates off of a USB flash drive, once you put the new file on it.)

But, all the podcasts and audio fics that have been thus far uploaded to FIA are backed up, so that's something positive, right?
Lyndsie Fenelelyndsiefenele on June 30th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
Just want to clarify - I was mocking the computer manufacturer's use of inmountable, not yours. : )
Carrie Leigh: Grammar Snarkcarrie_leigh on June 30th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
Hey, I know. I looked at that and thought, "Is that even a word?" I thought maybe it was in computer land. :)
Lyndsie Fenele: semicolons - greenlyndsiefenele on June 30th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
I honestly have no idea if that's a common phrase. I've not seen that error before. I know the mountable part is right (hard drives are 'mounted'), but I would have gone with 'unmountable' myself...
Samantha: crazyfiery_flamingo on July 1st, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
Popping in to say that I watched that icon all the way through and boy is its long. xD

Yes, I should be sleeping. I know.

*scurries off*
I'm just me: facepalmairmidm on June 30th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
Oh eeps! That is a sucky way to start the day. I just boxed the old laptop and desktop since both have to be stripped down. *pats you* I hope it is an easily fixable problem, Carrie!
dragonsangel68: TW - Edward Oh Shitdragonsangel68 on June 30th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
That is a sucky way to start the day *hugs*
Brendan: Chuck - Nerd Herd Logobrendanm720 on June 30th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
It may not mean that your hard drive is dead -- at least, not completely -- just that the windows installation on it is.

It's usually caused by a hardware fault in the drive, though, and I'm not terribly optimistic about your chances of getting data off of it, but it's worth a look.

Carrie Leigh: Dean handcarrie_leigh on June 30th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)

What could've caused it? Is it something that I said?
Brendan: Douglas Adams - Don't Panicbrendanm720 on June 30th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
Did you kick it really hard when it was running?

(And by really hard, I mean the sort of force that you'd use on a mugger's family jewels)
Carrie Leigh: you have been found wantingcarrie_leigh on June 30th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
Hrm. I'm going to say no; I don't bear my computer that kind of ill will.

However, I have two small boys and don't see everything that goes on.

One of them could have done a powerside down the stairs, under the desk in the office and nailed it. You just never know.
Adelagiaadelagia on June 30th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
Gah. I'm sorry that happened! That is such poo. I know next to nothing about computers, so I'm very unhelpful right now, but I can give you a *pat*.
Carrie Leigh: Carrie & Emilycarrie_leigh on June 30th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I'll take a pat.
Carmenhumbuggirl on June 30th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)

I had something very similar happen once.
Kate: You Took the Snarkmugglechump on June 30th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, dude, major suckage. *hugs*
Samantha: flamingolocationfiery_flamingo on July 1st, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
Aww! Poo! *pats* I'm sorry! All that music! :(

I hope it can be saved!