So, today I woke up too early (5 am) and decided to do something. I went and picked up my computer from the car.
The laptop I use is a HP2760p because it is a rare type of laptop with a Wacom touch screen (for drawing).
The weak point of that laptop (I have 3) is the hard disk. Its a special 1.8" mSATA that is basically impossible to replace with anything, especially a SSD. In other words, its a mechanical disk.
In the night, temperature had gone down to -12C. I put on the computer without letting it get to room temperature - big mistake
Hard drive says: ZZZZZHRRRRRRGGGGGRRRRGGGGGGHHHHGGGGG!!!
… by which time I was already frantically shutting off. I know what that sound means !!!
15 min of anxious waiting
“BOOT DEVICE NOT FOUND”
… sht sht sh*t… when did I last backup? 2 weeks ago ??
5 min waiting
“HARD DRIVE FAIL”
… omg omg omg! … last development version of Pokitto was not back in github… oh dear!
10 min waiting…
Windows 10 boots…
now ? I’m backing up the HDD
That, ladies and gentlemen, was a very close call