So over the weekend, my laptop hard drive crashed big time. I have had district technology working on it today. Perhaps the thing that I find most helpful is how the district technology people put me on the front burner. It really made me appreciate these technical people and their skills. Each person who has worked on it so far has been efficient and tried their best to determine the problem and solve it. So far, no luck with a solution. I am using a "loaner" laptop and was able to get everything up and running before first period today. It is nice to have technical support! Our district has a technician stationed at each building who has training to solve most problems. In addition, we have a full service technical support staff at the district office. Now, my fingers are crossed to see how long it is until they are able to solve the problem. (Note that I have no doubt that they will be successful.) More to come later...

Update 11/16/07...
The district technicians tried everything they could do and were unable to salvage any information. They have ordered a replacement drive. The sad part is that this is a known issue with the Seagate 120GB hard drives. Too bad I was not informed as a user.

Dec. 14, 2007 update... I've got the lappy back and it is running great. I've reinstalled software and have been able to use it in classes like I was doing prior to it's death. I now am religiously backing up and hope to relax over the holidays and play with it to get to know some of the programs better

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Comment by Tammy Moore on December 17, 2007 at 7:27pm
Ahhhhh, a Seagate. I was informed that my C drive was a Seagate and could be prone to issues, so just in case, I bought a portable hard drive to back up my data. After a while I had more data than would fit on my C drive, so I just used my portable drive with over 30 gigs space. I had used up 18 gigs of that when It crashed. The irony is that when it was openend up, guess what brand the hard drive was. LOL.


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