Author: G. Jefferies
Catastrophising is a word I encountered recently in a mindfulnes course. Full application on internal mental WFT arrived last Eve when Windows 10 popped up a nugget of information saying your data drives stuffed, back it up pronto because I’m not turning on again until it’s fixed.
Wonderful thinks I but duly took notice and lobbed the contents onto an empty SSD drive.Then ran the disk checker. All seemed fine so off to bed goes I. Turns out Windows 10 was not fibbing.
It really meant “I’m not turning on until it’s fixed.”
Good fortune however, the result of being a paranoid writer…get thee two internal hard drives, two SSD drives and an external drive; not to mention cloud and Dropbox. Upshot was, remove afflicted drive and computer say yes. New one ordered.
Moral…if Windows 10 says a drive going down back up and replace or I’m not turning on again then do exactly what it says on the tin…or screen as the case may be. Dead important if you don’t want to crawl into the case and unplug the faulty drive…which, incidentally, will result in computer saying yes and booting up…unless it’s the one hosting the operating system. In which case it won’t. Whole new ball game that one.
Me being me did crawl into the case and offending drive is now sat on the shelf looking mighty sad under a post it note with expletives written on it. In truth interacting with the innards af the case is unavoidable thinking about it and nowhere near as complicated as some tech guy asking for cash to fix it is going to make out!
Lesson…do not EVER have everything real important on one drive. Make sure your hard worked data is NOT on the same drive as the operating system and back up to anything you possibly can.
Was I lucky? Nah, not really…I’ve got more drives than I really need…but for a moment…just a moment…the mind was heading off to greet the very word I started this diatribe on…catastrophising….
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