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

Rocky Smolin rockysmolin2 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 4 10:30:52 CST 2022

Maybe it's just pinin'.

On Fri, Feb 4, 2022 at 7:23 AM Peter Brawley <peter.brawley at earthlink.net>

> 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!
> pb
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