I’ve run into a bit of a snag on the blogging front. The computer I use to write my posts is having some severe issues. After a key got stuck down, I had to give it a thump to unstick the key. It seems that in doing this, the hard disc may have been damaged.
This is the first time it’s crashed in the 3 or 4 years I’ve had it, but it’s giving me a bit of trouble. It will take about 5 minutes to boot into safe mode and if I eventually get into normal mode, nothing works. The only way to close it is a forced shut down. I did try the normal shut down method from the start menu but after waiting for an hour, still nothing had happened.
So I’ll try posting what blog entries I had completed and was able to save. But after this, there may be an interruption to normal service. Not sure if the computer’s salvageable or if it’s time to get a new one. I really only use it for word processing and spreadsheets, so I would opt for a cheap netbook, but I’ve never seen one with a usb port, which is an essential.