This is what the hard drive on my backup laptop appears to have just done. We knew it didn’t have a whole tonne of life left in it, but were trying to use it just as a backup. For those in Laid Back Raid last week, that’s what I was on when I was getting the 0 fps. I managed to get that to go away and was able to be moderately productive until about 20 minutes ago. WoW crashed while I was mailing a Glyph and then about three dozen write fault errors appeared on the screen, the computer rebooted and did it again. Two thirds of the icons are gone from the desktop and the whole system is…interesting now.
So what does this mean? Well, for starters more emphasis on getting WoW up and running on this computer. I think I’m going to do a full install again and just hope for the best. I’m really not keen on having to reinstall Windows just to play WoW. I’ve really come to like Linux. A lot.
In the short term, Alliance Laid Back Raid for tonight is Black Temple. I think our raiding network is connected enough that none too many should be left out if I can’t get sorted out in time. If I can’t get sorted out then what I might do is hop on Mrs. Amateur’s computer long enough to invite people I think are only on my Real ID and then log off so she can go.
edit:There’s no formal Laid Back Raid tonight. It’s just been one of those days and I don’t even want to open my computer again today.