My hand is now forced on a little bit of computer rehab…

January 16, 2011, 10:23 AM

And it’s off to Best Buy for me today. I’m doing a clean install of Windows 7 on my regular computer (the Netbook already has 7 on it), and so I’m taking this as an opportunity to archive stuff. However, when I went to start burning stuff to disc, my DVD-RW drive was so far gone that it won’t burn anymore.

I’d been having issues with both of the optical drives on this computer for a while, and now that I really need them, they won’t work. One drive doesn’t like to stay closed, and so you have to hold it closed to make it stay closed. And sometimes it doesn’t want to open, either. The other drive doesn’t want to open, meaning that in order to open it, you have to use the pinhole override. Then in opening, it makes some really strange noises before finally deciding to open. And it won’t burn anything. So both of them are a waste of time if they won’t do what I need them to do.

Thankfully, though, this isn’t something I hadn’t planned for. I was planning to replace the drives anyway for exactly this reason, and so this just forces the timeline.

Now, though, is when I wish Best Buy in Wheaton was already open. They do not open until 11:00 on Sundays…

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