IT developments (for me personally, to tackle)

OK folks, here is what’s happening.

I have one harddisk drive that failed completely, in my newer computer. That one I am going to replace. Fingers crossed that it will work out.

I have one with some issues that I will likely attempt a software “repair” on. This is on a PC that I could also hear suffering from some electrical issues – clicks on its system speaker – which seems to depend on which wall socket I use. There usually is a heck of a lot of noise on the external speakers too. The hacker has apologised for this in the past. His hacking causes extra loops and that is where the noise comes from, I think. 

That HD seems to have a few bad sectors in which some part of the operating system is running. I have seen the DST fail, but then pass after I removed a lot of junk from it that I was no longer using anyway. The risk of doing a repair is that the whole thing may collapse then. The operating systems, I mean. I’ve just spent a lot of time backing up stuff. So, fingers crossed. If I go silent, then that is what happened. That the whole shebang collapsed and that I haven’t managed to repair the newer computer yet.  

I have a third HDD, an external one, that I may not want to do a thing about until I have fixed issue number two. It may simply have a ton of dust sitting on the heads (or in the mechanism that moves the heads, where it pivots). I have made a small really neat-looking clean air compartment to attempt surgery on it, but I may still need Torx screwdrivers – haven’t checked yet; will do that later today – and am also waiting for something else to arrive that I need (IPA, to clean the heads with).

And, yes, the scientist in me – if that is what it is – loves this kind of stuff, but it also means that I can’t do much of anything else at the moment, which is annoying (and that I am forced to make all kinds of purchases, but hey, that’s life).

Any stuff – and some of this most certainly is – that is the result of hacking interference I am less thrilled about.


This is one of them, the one that I am going to do surgery on. (This one definitely was affected by the hacking interference, but I am hoping that its main issue right now is dust on the heads or the mechanism that moves the heads – this is the impression that I get, also because there seems to be a temperature effect – and that I can remedy this myself. Perhaps even simpler to resolve in order to get enough data off the HD, the heads are sitting parked – stuck – on the platters, but that is not the impression I get.)


One thought on “IT developments (for me personally, to tackle)

  1. Yep, need Torx screwdriver. Have heard T6 and T8 mentioned a lot so have ordered a set containing each as I don’t know which one I need. That is just three bucks or so. And again, if this goes well, hey, maybe I’ll be able to help locals out in the future – in some, limited cases – and then the other screwdriver may come in handy.

    My clean-air enclosure looks really neat… because I used the polycarbonate panels that I had ordered for the front door. Instead of trying to cut and connect them, I’ve let them overlap. Looks really good. I have two USB LED lights in the compartment too now. (They came with something else, had no idea that I would use them for this.) It is not foldable but is really sturdy and should work well. It is also very light, of course.

    There is NO WAY that I am going to open up a drive without having a compartment like that because the amount of dust in my flat is really crazy.

Feel free to share your opinion below, please.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.