So yesterday, my main work computer, a G5 Mac that looks like something out of Darkman (It’s been banged around a little) decided to go belly-up on me. It crashed, and on restart it just started blinking at me like a stripper that thinks I have a bankroll to spend on her. Couldn’t do anything with it. First I tied restarting it. Then I tried using the disc utility. Then I screamed at it. Then I hit it with a shoe. Nothing worked. Then I gave up and used another computer for a while.
Today I got a new version of DiskWarrior from our tech guy, Peter. I ran that puppy, gave me hope. Then on restart it began blinking again, even faster and more annoyingly than before. Errrrrr! It was at this point I started ranting and screaming how much I hate computers.
So tonight I at least managed to get my data off of it. Luckily, 19 years of using Macs (and seeing others use and cry over PCs), I’ve been smart enough to back up 99% of my stuff anyway. The important stuff…like my book, Behind the Closet Door…lives on two computers, two back up drives and a jump drive.
So there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Worst case scenario, I’ll have to wax the hard drive and reload everything, or buy a new drive. I think the computer itself is ok..at least I hope…uh, is that smoke coming out of it???