Despite HDD problems, I’m going to try and record that Minecraft video I’ve promised since December. What could possibly go wrong?— Ryan Bloom (@BlazeHedgehog) August 28, 2012
My life is a sitcom, apparently. Trying to load my world in Minecraft just caused my entire PC to reset itself.— Ryan Bloom (@BlazeHedgehog) August 28, 2012
So this literally just happened. And we’re talking one of those hard resets, too. The kind where Windows doesn’t even report that there was a problem.
wtf is going on with this computer
chkdsk was understandably pissed that the Windows basically shut off in the middle of accessing a file, so it tells me to run chkdsk /f
I schedule that to run next time the computer boots. I turn it off and decide on a whim that I’ll switch SATA cables. Sal sent me a brand new cable with this HDD, but I’d been using my existing SATA cable. I switch out the old cable for the new and boot back up.
chkdsk runs, but it finds zero problems it needs to fix, even though it just told me not even five minutes ago that there were errors it needed to correct.
Windows boots up, and now it’s auto-detecting my USB scanner and is asking me to install it, even though this seems like the kind of “found hardware” scenario it should’ve been aware of like, four weeks ago when I first installed Windows.