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Last minute crash

Well, at 5:05pm on Friday (go figure on the time problems started), my computer was acting flaky so I decided to do the normal thing and reboot. Unfortunately, my desktop at the office decided to flake out entirely and for some reason decided it no longer wanted to be part of the Moon River domain. To top it off, the local passwords weren’t working either, so I couldn’t log in and do anything about it. I left it for the weekend and decided to deal with it on Monday when I got back.

So now it’s Monday and things have gotten worse. My PC has decided that it doesn’t like the filesystem on my boot drive and disk checks claim it is corrupted. My data drive is still perfectly intact, but the boot drive thinks there are now two partitions instead of just one and that neither of them is bootable. I think I’m going to have to resort to reinstalling the OS, which I always hate to do because of the fact that it’s just such a pain in the neck to reinstall all of my applications.

The only bright spot is that I’m pretty good about keeping non-essential data off my main PC and keeping backups of that data on an external drive and maintain regular backups of that external drive on my NAS server. I’m guessing that the odds of me having any essential data on that drive is pretty low, although I could be mistaken. I do tend to keep text files of notes I’ve taken about different phone calls on my desktop until I get a chance to enter them into our CRM system.

In other news, I’ve started on a new series of articles on how to build a consulting company. I expect to have the first article out the door sometime next week. It would be sooner, but I have a small computer problem to deal with.

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