[dba-Tech] Ancient box: What to do?

Peter Brawley peter.brawley at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 4 09:23:17 CST 2022

On 2/4/2022 8:51 AM, Arthur Fuller wrote:
> I have several computers: a laptop running Linux Mint, another running Win
> 10, another running Chrome, and an ancient tower running Windows 7. For
> several years I made my living on the Win 7 tower, so there are sentimental
> reasons for wanting to preserve it.
> Lately, it tries to start Windows, then goes into chkdsk, checks drive C:\
> and then retries starting Windows, and the cycle repeats. I could:
> a) buy a new hard disk; not much is required, 250 GB is plenty
> b) although when I inspect the DVD burner on this box, it says it's woring,
> it is not. For one thing, I cannot boot from that drive. Otherwise, I would
> just install Linux and turn it into a print server.
> d) Put my sense of romance aside, put the computer to sleep, and get on
> with my life. This is perhaps the cheapest option, but it will still be a
> sad day.

E's passed on! That 'puter is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired 
and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace!


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