Computer Down! Computer Down! Oh Shit!

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 18 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

I think my computer’s hard drive just got shot. It made this weird noise, then the computer beeped twice, and then the hard drive just locked up.

I think the arm of the hard drive locked against one or more of the platters.

I have most of my data backed up or online, so it’s not the biggest deal in the world, but it’s still going to be a hastle to get fixed and I would like to be able to recover all of my data.