Not a running disaster, thank goodness, but almost as bad. Last night I went online to check my emails before and got a Blue Screen of Death. The laptop shut down and now I can’t get it to work. It starts up then I get a “operating system not found” error and it doesn’t get any further. I’m pretty sure something’s dodgy with the hard drive.
Okay, now for the totally sucky part – I bought the laptop just before the end of the financial year. It had a three month warranty. That’s right – the warranty expired 2 days ago! Holy crap.
Oh yeah, and the other weekend I deleted EVERYTHING off my old computer so I could get rid of it. I have years of work on my hard drive – I’m sure it can be retrieved but it’s going to cost $$$.
I don’t know what to do – whether to take it back to the people I bought it from or to do somewhere else and get an impartial opinion. Whether to just cut my losses and buy a new one (I got the laptop secondhand – reconditioned – but have had a lot of problems with it already).
PS. I have my only soft copy of my novel on that computer. And, yes, I know I should have made a backup but I didn’t. That’s years of work. Years. I can prolly scrounge it together from emails + hard copies + bits and pieces but I don’t want to.