As if the cold that's been roaring around Kenzie World Headquarters wasn't enough, I got the words you never want to see when booting up my desktop yesterday:
Primary Master Slave Hard Drive Fail
Something like this happened once before a couple of years ago, and after much thrashing around, proved to be only a loose wire inside.
I tried that this time - no luck.
So it is in the hands of the geeks, who seem confident they'll at least be able to recover the data, if not the drive itself.
Could never happen in a regular week, could it? Only during the holidays...
Still, I will attempt to keep up using the little laptop.
Hack kaff wheeze...