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Waffles
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« on: September 13, 2008, 12:42:30 pm »

What do I do about this? I woke up this morning and it said "PRIMARY HARD DRIVE FAILURE" then I promptly pissed myself, shut down my PC and restarted it, and right now it's working.

I don't have a windows XP backup disk, so I also need to install linux on my external and use that until I can get a new internal hard drive. But I don't know how to do this. I am bad at computer stuff.

I tried google, but my questions are entirely too long to turn up anything relevant and I can't think of any way to cut them down. I already moved my porn to my external, so I don't really have anything worth left saving anyway. Help me please

Also I don't remember my ZM password so after it fails I might not be able to log back onto here SUPREME BOLLOCKS
« Last Edit: September 13, 2008, 12:53:19 pm by Waffles »

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 12:57:12 pm »

So you restarted your computer and now it works without problems? I remember on my old shitty computer the exact same error popped up, I restarted, and it never happened again. Could be entirely different for you however.

Also, remember your fucking passwords, seriously.
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008, 01:02:26 pm »

Im have been a sad victim of hard drive failures.
One time the computer didnt boot up anymore as it wouldnt read the hard drive. Didnt think anything of it(cables burned, something minor ect), after it went to repairs the sad truth came out.
After 2-3 weeks with the new drive. Was surfing the net when suddenly cracking sound started coming from the pc, second hard drive failure
After that a new computer was the "workaround" as the old one kept eating the drives a little bit too fast.
So how to fix it? I think you cant.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2008, 01:04:06 pm by Scrap.est »

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2008, 01:05:56 pm »

Im have been a sad victim of hard drive failures.
One time the computer didnt boot up anymore as it wouldnt read the hard drive. Didnt think anything of it(cables burned, something minor ect), after it went to repairs the sad truth came out.
After 2-3 weeks with the new drive. Was surfing the net when suddenly cracking sound started coming from the pc, second hard drive failure
After that a new computer was the "workaround" as the old one kept eating the drives a little bit too fast.
So how to fix it? I think you cant.

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008, 01:09:00 pm »

Shut up, milobot.

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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2008, 01:11:25 pm »

Live CDs are a good way of having an external copy of Linux.

http://www.linux.org/dist/list.html (Search for Live CD under Category)
KNOPPIX or Morphix may be a good idea. FREEDUC is for Primary Education, I believe.

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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2008, 01:21:54 pm »

You can save your browser cookies to something and then put them in your new hard drive and you'll log into ZM automatically like always..... At least... I think so....
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2008, 01:42:24 pm »

I had my hard drive fail once.

I paid someone to retrieve all my data, by a new new, install it, and make sure that the computer doesn't eat the new one.

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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2008, 03:05:42 pm »

The first thing you should do is change your pants. You don't want pissed-pants on all day.

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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2008, 03:13:15 pm »

Backup all your files, pronto. Hard drives do tend to fail after a while, and the only thing you can do really is back up your files and be ready when it fails.

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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2008, 03:14:27 pm »

Shut up, milobot.

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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2008, 03:21:13 pm »

Damn Waffles, you've been having a hard run lately. Disappearing, losing access to your Steam games, hard drive death, man...there's a supernatural force out for you.

And short of backing anything else up, I don't know what you can do besides wait it out until you can get a new HD. When this happened to me I just decided to get a new computer since it was five years old and worth jack shit...I'd also try Chewy's advice, it couldn't hurt.
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2008, 03:26:16 pm »

If you're looking for a new hard drive, at least you can get them big and cheap now. $80 for 500 GB, you could do worse.

Welcome back, btw, theres a worship thread about you a page back.

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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2008, 04:46:22 pm »

If I interpreted your statement correctly, you're asking about how to install Linux on an external drive so that you'll boot from an installation of Linux on the external drive.

Well, first you need to install Linux on the external drive... my college uses Ubuntu and I've grown fond of it. There's an installation guide for that here. After you've got Linux installed on your external drive, you need to switch the boot priority in the BIOS so that it always boots from the external drive - optionally, if you disconnect and remove the internal drive from your computer I think it would automatically try to boot off of the external drive. I've known extremely frustrated people who couldn't start their computers since they had their iPod's plugged in and Windows was trying to boot off of them, so I know it's possible to boot off of virtually any kind of external drive.

As for buying a new internal harddrive, Newegg has an excellent selection of harddrives that are always relatively cheap.

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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2008, 04:51:40 pm »

:3

EDIT: Ugh, I think Joset's gottem me infected with whatever he has. I'm going to go lie down.
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« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2008, 05:06:18 pm »

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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2008, 05:52:47 pm »

A new computer can help if your crappy one breaks.  Mine caught a spark....it was built in 1999.  Then again comps are dam expensive these days.

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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2008, 05:54:16 pm »

Did you get the Furry Virus? That is extremely contagious. Some of the side effects are wearing ears, fapping to furry porn and saying 'yiff in hell'.

Oh god I can only hope I have not.
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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2008, 06:05:36 pm »

Live CDs are a good way of having an external copy of Linux.

http://www.linux.org/dist/list.html (Search for Live CD under Category)
KNOPPIX or Morphix may be a good idea. FREEDUC is for Primary Education, I believe.

Thank you sooo much. I'm going to have a live CD on hand so when it fails permanently I'll still be able to use my PC.

Damn Waffles, you've been having a hard run lately. Disappearing, losing access to your Steam games, hard drive death, man...there's a supernatural force out for you.

its because im an incorrigible asshat to everyone i know

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If I interpreted your statement correctly, you're asking about how to install Linux on an external drive so that you'll boot from an installation of Linux on the external drive.

Well, first you need to install Linux on the external drive... my college uses Ubuntu and I've grown fond of it. There's an installation guide for that here. After you've got Linux installed on your external drive, you need to switch the boot priority in the BIOS so that it always boots from the external drive - optionally, if you disconnect and remove the internal drive from your computer I think it would automatically try to boot off of the external drive. I've known extremely frustrated people who couldn't start their computers since they had their iPod's plugged in and Windows was trying to boot off of them, so I know it's possible to boot off of virtually any kind of external drive.

As for buying a new internal harddrive, Newegg has an excellent selection of harddrives that are always relatively cheap.

Doublethanks for this and the link to the new HD. I'm also going to install Ubuntu to my external so I can boot to that if the live cd fails.

A new computer can help if your crappy one breaks.  Mine caught a spark....it was built in 1999.  Then again comps are dam expensive these days.

Not an option, sadly. I'm saving up as much money as I can to move to Cincinnati in January. I don't even get to eat out anymore Sad(((((sadface

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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2008, 03:57:13 pm »

Tried sticking the hard drive in a microwave? I tried that once made me feel a lot better, considering it wasnt my house, microwave or hard drive and i got out just before the explosion.

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