I’m afraid my release of The American Scream: Special Edition will be delayed once again. My Toshiba laptop has been pretty reliable for me over the years. And, as with all technology these days, once you start talking in terms of “years”, you can pretty much guarantee your equipment is somewhat out-of-date.
This week, age has become a factor with my laptop as both Windows and my Toshiba Bulletin Board keep telling my that I have fatal issues with my hard drive and it needs to be repaired or replaced asap to prevent losing everything. This warning comes up every 10-15 minutes and won’t let me do anything until I acknowledge it. I’ve check and it’s not a virus or Trojan horse–it seems to be the read deal, I’m afraid.
So I’ve been spending the majority of my free time this week backing up all of my personal and business files; my writing documents fall within both categories! I’ve tried to use my laptop as sparingly as possible, so I could limit the risk of permanent failure before visiting a computer tech (despite what some people may thing, computer hardware is not my areas of expertise. Software is.)
As risky as it may be, I’m hoping to get this update posted while my full backup is running. Then I’ll be shutting down the laptop and taking it to a computer repairman. Worse case, I’ll have to replace the hard drive and have all my software reinstalled…which will probably mean I’ll have to repurchase the majority of it. Wish me luck!