Why am I up so late? I fried my computer. Not with software, but rather, I electrocuted it and seem to have lost all of the data that was on it. I cannot mount the file system with a live cd. That sucks, but what sucks more is that it wont even boot on a fresh install. I think the hard drive is toast… I wonder if Windows will boot… Hopefully it will and I will not have lost all of the data (I am mostly worried about my homework) that was on my computer…
Ok, weird, I just forced it to boot (to see what would happen) and it booted up just fine… even with the short read errors. It wouldn’t do that before the fresh install. Strangeness. Now I have to set it up the way that I want it again, but at least it is working (for the moment). I wonder what else got corrupted when I zapped it?
Apparently this has had no effect on the Windows XP install that is located on a different partition (but not a different drive). Weird.