Hard Driver Superfail!
On Wednesday, my computer stopped functioning properly. Such as, when I would try turning the thing on, it would bluescreen just after the Windows logo and restart. The thing wouldn't work in Safe Mode either.
So I decide to bring it over to BestBuy, and see if the GeekSquad can fix it. Thankfully, my computer's still under manufacturer's warranty, so the exam was free. They told me it would be about two days before they could tell me anything.
This morning, I got a phone call from them. Guess what? I've got a faulty hard drive! And getting it replaced would cost me about $350, but thankfully, HP covers that under my warranty. All I need to do now is call them up and ask for my computer's installation CDs which, shockingly, my computer did NOT come with.
But now the real problem: they might not be able to save my stuff. My hard drive is so bad that even if I do fork over at least $100 to backup my files, they might not be able to do it. So that's a good 5 year's worth of files...GONE. Including my novel, porn, other stories, sprite artwork, random funny images from the Internet, videos, music...
What a lovely birthday gift. Thank you, HP. Thank you.