Yes, myself and my computer have returned. Where did we go, you ask? Well remember when exactly 2 months ago I wrote about how my computer needed to be reformatted. Well turns out that didn't quite fix the problem...
This past Sunday I made myself a cup of coffee and sat down at my computer to start the day. Except I couldn't get windows to load. I couldn't get to windows through safe mode. It tried to scan my computer first and froze one and produced an unspecified error a different time. But I did finally get to windows, only to have 3 error messages pop up. Giving up at trying I my own I decided to call India, aka Dell Support. I was told based on the error message it had something to do with my video driver, and absolutely nothing to do with my prior problem. Once we got to the Internet via windows he would be able to save my computer.
But after several unsuccessful attempts of loading windows, an unsuccessful attempted at a reformat, 3 hours of being on the actual phone, 3 unsuccessful attempts to reinstall windows, and about 12 hours total... the guy in India said they would send a new hard drive next day delivery. Except this was now 8pm on a Saturday. They couldn't mail Sunday. Monday was Memorial Day. But they were able to mail my new hard drive yesterday.
So my computer officially has a new hard drive. Let's home I can go more than 2 months without my computer dying this time.
My regularly scheduled posts will return tomorrow. For now I'm attempting to catch up on my google reader, which has less than 100 posts. Only a mere 98.
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