/ winsdows 7 help it's just died
i have managed to switch over hard drives to one which has a working copy, any suggestions or is it going to be a case to try to retrieve as much as i can off the drive i took out then atempt to reinstall
how has it died? any particular error or just not playing?
you can go in using safe mode (press f8 as you boot).
no warning just stopped
so what did you get?
did everything just freeze, an old style blue screen or just booted out?
its allowed me to do a system restore in safe mode which seems to have worked (kind of)
bizarrely i did a system restore to a point only about a week ago and now my computer tells me it's 00:09 on the 06/12/2011
that's the system clock, which as someone else already suggested... might mean your main board is about to die
in other words
you have an up to date backup don't you? (hint hint)
Need to replace backup battery on the motherboard? Might explain the clock issue.
will do, is it a difficult job on a laptop
it is one of the most likely times for it to fail. Hard drives follow a bath tub model of failure
Never heard of that. How does that work?
BTW get an SSD drive. I've got one on my desktop and its fookin fast to boot up. Plus they aren't all that expensive these days.
The second observation is that replacement rates are rising significantly over the years, even during early years in the lifecycle. Replacement rates in HPC1 nearly double from year 1 to 2, or from year 2 to 3. This observation suggests that wear-out may start much earlier than expected, leading to steadily increasing replacement rates during most of a system's useful life. This is an interesting observation because it does not agree with the common assumption that after the first year of operation, failure rates reach a steady state for a few years, forming the ``bottom of the bathtub''.
Next, we move to the per-month view of replacement rates, shown in Figure 4. We observe that for the HPC1 file system nodes there are no replacements during the first 12 months of operation, i.e. there's is no detectable infant mortality. For HPC4, the ARR of drives is not higher in the first few months of the first year than the last few months of the first year. In the case of the HPC1 compute nodes, infant mortality is limited to the first month of operation and is not above the steady state estimate of the datasheet MTTF. Looking at the lifecycle after month 12, we again see continuously rising replacement rates, instead of the expected ``bottom of the bathtub''.
i've got an SSD in mine
> Do they?
interesting, seems to vary from earlier studies.
the high initial failure rate seems upheld though.
> i've got an SSD in mine
That might be why. SSD are fast but I would never trust my data on one.
not much data on SSD pretty much just windows, bulk off data on externals
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