Disk death

Jun. 22nd, 2006 11:40 pm
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Recently I've noticed that Firefox has been crashing a lot on the iMac. I shrugged it off as some sort of problem with Firefox as such and went back to Safari.

Today the computer started being very slow. I disconnected peripheral after peripheral and ended up replacing my own keyboard and mouse with the ones Apple shipped with the computer. And after the umpteenth reboot the computer decided to not come back up at all - it kept saying "disc0s3 I/O error".

So, dead hard disk.

Still, it's something that's fairly easy to replace. And I do have backups of everything important. I'd just gone over to using del.icio.us for my bookmarks, and everything else is subversioned on another computer and checked out in at least two more places. And I've still got my FreeBSD box which has been running as a firewall/NAT machine for everything else on the home network - it's completely useable, I just need to go back to using the old CRT monitor.

Could be a lot worse.

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