Got a New Hard Drive
As I reported some time back my computer has been limping along. What’s the problem? There is at least one bad sector on the hard drive. When the computer hits it, the screen goes blue. And things lockup. Then the computer struggles to reboot. Not good. Pain in the arse.
My son popped open my wounded laptop and did the necessary surgical transplant. The offending critter is in the upper left side of the board. It is an older style mechanical hard drive. If you have ever opened one up you known it contains a series of discs and a stylus reader. Very complicated. Very delicate. It got replaced with a solid state flash drive. Faster and more reliable. Time to move ahead.