When my daughter, son-in-law (Ed) and granddaughter were here in December, Ed upgraded my computer. Unfortunately the Seagate Barracuda hard drive (bought at Best Buy) is drowning. It keeps giving me these horrible gasps warning me that it's ready to die at any minute so I should back things up. I was hoping it was maybe a mistake?
We were talking to my daughter and granddaughter on Skype and my son-in-law called so we did a three way conference. He's in Texas now, but was able to get into our computer here in Hawaii by magic and search to find what was wrong. He then did the backing up for us.
Ed verified that yes, our hard drive is actually malfunctioning and ready to die.
Doggone it! However, the Seagate does have a 5 year warranty so Ed took care of finding out the model #s, codes, etc. and is having them mail another hard drive out to us in a couple of days.
Then the plan is to take an "image" off the dying hard drive and transferring all the data onto the new one. That's where we'll be calling my brother, Dennis over to connect the correct wires, etc.
Poor Ed. He's stressed and tired from his job in another state, called to say hello to his daughter and had to work on his in-laws' computer from afar. I sure do love that guy! I wish everybody could have a son-in-law like Ed. I also wish I could send an andagi (Okinawan pastry) that he loves to him right now.