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May 30, 2006

My Livestrong just died...

My HP Livestrong notebook computer just died. I was waking it up from hibernation last night and suddenly everything went dark, even the power/charging light, and it failed to reboot. It did indeed live strong, but it died quickly, quietly, and without warning. And so young! Not even a year old!

I just took it in for resuscitation. If it needs to go to HP for special surgery, that could take from one to three weeks. Fortunately, I have a mirror backup of the hard drive that I made on Thursday, so only Friday's work is lost. I hope my Livestrong didn't decide to take its own life like the heroic laptop I read about in the Onion recently.

Regardless, I won't let this little set-back slow me down. I certainly have access to several computers, at home and on campus. I probably won't be typing away in the coffee house any time soon, but I'll make do. I'll keep you posted.

Posted by rigd0003 at May 30, 2006 11:04 AM | Computer-related | PhD Process | Rant


Argh!!!!! Thank goodness you are smart and backed up your work!!!

Posted by: Jen at May 30, 2006 11:47 AM

Is this common with Livestrong? Ditto on backing up--amen, amen, amen.

Posted by: Mom Rigdon at May 30, 2006 5:12 PM