Hard Drive Failure! (13th April 2007)
Just as I was about to shut it down last night, our upstairs PC locked up. The hard drive continued to spin but started to make clicking sounds. The mouse still moved the cursor but all programs stopped responding. Eventually it crashed with the traditional blue screen of death.
I reset the computer thinking it might have been a software thing. But the clicking continued even as it tried to boot up. After getting part way through, it eventually stopped saying it couldn’t find the primary master or something, obviously meaning the hard drive.
The next day I told my parents about it and we decided to call the PC bloke who had helped set up our network. I have to leave to visit Fliss now so hopefully it can be sorted out. If he can’t do it, we’ll take it to a proper data recovery outfit.