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Recovery Period

I'm currently recovering from a catastrophic hard drive failure on my main machine, my wonderful toshiba laptop.

This is not fun, let me tell you.

A hard drive failure sounds at first like a bee is stuck somewhere inside the computer's chassis. Then it progresses to sounding more like what you hear in your head when eating a crunchy breakfast cereal.

My advice is, back up everything when you hear the bee.