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Old 11th February, 2005, 07:29 AM
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The strangest sound I've ever heard...

I was just awakened by the most God-awful sound I've ever heard come from a computer in my entire life. With my new wireless network, I leave my laptop in my bedroom running 24/7. I keep it pretty chilly in there and I've never picked up the laptop and found it to be even the slightest bit warm.

Well, I wake up semi-groggy to a grinding, chewing, screaming sound. I look over and the laptop's LEDs are all on. So, I tap the touchpad and the screen comes up, but it's blank. I am still semi groggy (I had slapped the alarm clock once or twice) so I hold down the power button for the required 4 seconds and it turns off.

Push power button again. Nothing.

For a brief second...I play Michael Keaton from Batman Returns when his car is headed for the brick wall. That perfect face of "Um..crap." Then I tap the button again. Laptop boots up and tells me no OS is found.

"Okay...now we're getting a little worried." So I fall back asleep for 5 minutes or so, then reach over and turn her on again after I wake up to a dream of trying to find a 60gb laptop harddrive on Ebay. Laptop boots up, quiet as ever, no problems at all.

I have never claimed to be a computer expert...nor will I ever be. But wtf? When my computers start acting like I do, there could be something a tad bit creepy going on.
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Old 11th February, 2005, 09:52 AM
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And always the refrain comes back to me, "It could have been worse!" ":O}
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Old 11th February, 2005, 01:06 PM
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So, which part was a dream and what wasn't? LOL
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Old 11th February, 2005, 01:17 PM
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you sure you didn't dream it all?
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Old 11th February, 2005, 04:41 PM
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That...is a good question. But, this morning the pizzas I treated myself to for a midnight snack were still gone, and I was hellu tired, so I'm pretty sure it happened. Lol
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Old 11th February, 2005, 05:12 PM
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A while back I woke up sure I'd been playing on my drums and cracked a cymbal, and in this confused and groggy state it didn't make any sense that it was still in tact
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