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A Crashed Drive
frequently results in catastrophic data loss. If you don’t have a good backup and you have anything important on your computer, you are toast! For most people, it only happens once, but once is one time too often. If you go to a store named after a fruit, frequently the solution is to wipe your device. So, make sure you have a backup.
Following is a transcript
of a person with a dying hard drive and a diabolically vandalous tech support person. As is my policy, I have changed the names to protect the guilty. Any resemblance to real life situations is purely coincidental. Or is it? Maybe a little bit of both. I hope you enjoy my subtle attempt at geek humor, and welcome you to express your opinions and share your frustrating experiences in the comments below. If you enjoyed this post, please feel free to share it with others. Thank you for stopping by. Craig Herberg
Unhelpful tech support guy: Technical support. How may we humiliate you?
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: My computer’s hard drive is taking a long time to read.
Unhelpful tech support guy: How long?
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: It takes several minutes to open a one page document.
Unhelpful tech support guy: I see. Is there anything important on that computer?
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Yes. Years of research notes are on it.
Unhelpful tech support guy: Do you have a current backup of your research notes?
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: No. Someone from technical support told me that was not necessary.
Unhelpful tech support guy: Excellent. I will walk you through overwriting your hard drive with zeros and ones.
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Will that solve my problem?
Unhelpful tech support guy: No, but it will give the folks in tech support a good laugh.