Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Uncrippled. Sort of.

I have successfully installed the new power supply in the old PC, and am off the eMac.

The hard drive is definitely making noise. I hope to have the situation rectified soon.


Dwight Brown said...

My understanding of electronics is limited, but wouldn't a rectifier have been of more help with the power supply situation, and substantially less helpful with the hard drive?

OrangeNeck said...

Get a copy of Acronis hard drive ghosting software. It's only 30 bucks, and you'll need a new hard drive and an empty drive bay, or an external USB enclosure. Boot up to the Acronis disk and go through the steps to make a clone of your hard drive. Should do this before you have complete hard drive failure.

og said...

Turn the radio up.

Anonymous said...

Get a backup while it still works, definitely.

After that, RAID 1 if you can.


Gewehr98 said...

IBM IntelliStation discussion still active?

Standard Mischief said...


If you can boot up a Ubuntu or Knoppix disk and haz the mad skilz to use the awesome power of `dd` , then do so posthaste.

Otherwise, maybe one of those other "Ghosting" programs will work.

Tam said...


I just sent you a PM. :)

Gewehr98 said...

Roger that.

Game plan hashed out in response. ;-)

WV: "Squie" - sound emanating from Indy-way in a few weeks.