When your computer is trying to call your attention
Just like the car, the computer also has a way of telling us that something is wrong. Our 8-year old desktop was exhibiting something unusual. First is the sound of the hard disk. It’s supposed to be a whirring sound when accessing a big file but it is somewhat noisy that is quite alarming. The booting of the system also takes a lot of time, from the usual 1 minute, it takes more than 3 minutes. Clearly, there is already a problem. And those symptoms have been going on for a month already but we procrastinated. Yesterday, the computer wouldn’t start and we were forced to create a new system disk. It’s a good thing that we have a spare disk. Now it is working with the new system disk but the old one cannot be accessed anymore. Although we have a backup, it is not fully updated so we lost some files. If only we had listened to our computer’s notice about the problem then we wouldn’t have lost some important files.