I was getting a little tired at the fact that my PC for some reason couldn’t detect one of my hard drives (and the one holding all my RPG PDFs and MP3s at that), so I turned it off to fiddle with its guts for a bit. Specifically, I checked on the power supply connections to the drive in question, which at first glance didn’t seem to have anything wrong with it. However after two or so restarts, the PC still couldn’t see it, so I decided to go on a different tact, by switching the supply connection from one of the other hard drives that could be seen to the one I wanted.
After the restart it seemed to have worked somewhat, and as of the reboot the system started checking on the recently rediscovered drive’s integrity (via chkdsk)… Which is where things apparently have hit a hurdle. As of this point, I’m looking at a seemingly-unending stream of “File Record Segment (segment number) is unreadable”… Yeah, that can’t be good.
As of this point, the desktop still hasn’t finished checking the integrity of the HD, so I was forced to use my laptop (and my sister’s wireless router) to even write this post. I’m setting up my alarm for around three hours, and if the scan still hasn’t finished by that time, then I’m doing a hard reboot. Ugh.
Aside from that, it was pretty much my usual Sunday, but I did manage to drop by Makati sometime late evening to take some reference photos of the trees that could be found around Ayala, and around the Triangle area in particular. Wish I could share the pictures, but I haven’t installed my phone’s image client on this laptop, so maybe some other time.
Ugh, I hope this doesn’t mean that the HD has just up and died on me, because I really want to retrieve those PDFs and those MP3s.