My Computer Hell
Let me give you the timeline.
- Fan slows down. Power supply shows signs of wear and tear. Dad comes in to fix computer. Brother notifies that he is going to stay for weekend. Dad suggests brother comes to help.
- Brother repairs problem, but fails to install CPU fan. Computer turns on. Motherboard and CPU destroys itself.
- New motherboard and CPU bought. Weeks pass.
- Motherboard and CPU arrive. Plugged into computer. Repair installation complete.
- NEW-GENERATION VIDEO CARD NOTED COMPATIBLE ON MOTHERBOARD'S WEBSITE NOW INCOMPATIBLE WITH MOTHERBOARD. Onboard video card doesn't cut it. Older video card inserted.
- Hard drive problems encountered. Brother pulls out hard drives, and breaks the 5-volt pin on the D: drive in the process, destroying it.
- Long, painful process of recovering the D: drive's quintessential data ensues. Data includes uninstallable old-school programs, songs, MP3s, Paint Shop Pro, Visual Studio, and other hard-to-find programs for which we have lost the CDs and floppy disks.
- D: drive data's recovered. Newer, faster, larger hard drive plugged into computer.
- Present Day: The C: drive has stopped working at the most inopportune time. It has completely stopped spinning and is considered irrecoverable.
Could've been worse, I suppose. My entire computer tower would have fallen from my desk.