Signs That Your Hard Drive May Crash

Signs That Your Hard Drive May Crash
By Bryan Halverson

Computers have become an integral part of every home and office
in today’s fast paced world. In fact, to carry a computer with
you are no more a fashion fad but a business necessity not only
to keep you up-to-date but help you process many other things
while still on the move. It is no surprise therefore, that we
should understand some basics of our computers if we are to
ensure its smooth running at all times.

As we work on our computers daily, there are many error
messages that keep popping up and most of them are ignored. What
we fail to understand is that these messages are indicators of a
malfunctioning hard drive which could be on the verge of a crash
soon. A hard drive crash will not only affect our daily duties
but also cause lot of hardships through loss of important data.
Some of the most common errors are, hard drive not Formatted,
Operating system not found, hard drive not found, Disk failure
or Disk drive corrupted, Unknown booting device etc.

Each error indicates a different problem the hard drive may be
facing and most of them need immediate attention. A ‘hard drive
not formatted’ error indicates damaged, deleted or corrupted
hard drive partition. Anything from power cuts or voltage surges
to viruses can cause this. Some disk partitioning utilities and
software downloads or updates could also be the reason. Such a
message blinking could mean some alterations in BIOS boot
priorities have occurred or the hard disk has turned bad or a
virus has infected certain parts of the hard drive. These
symptoms should be attended to immediately, to avoid further
damage to your hard drive.

Apart from such pop up images, also look out for any tell tale
signs like clicking sounds that are emitted from your computer’s
hard drive. These sounds indicate corrupted firmware or damaged
magnetic platters, affected PCB controller, misalignment of the
hard drive components due to a fall and power surges. An
overheated hard drive could also cause expansion of the internal
components, which come in contact of each other causing the
click sounds. Another reason could be a broken actuator arm that
sways freely inside your CPU.

If the problems are left unattended, it would eventually cause
the system to freeze or hang. A computer hangs or freezes when
the user is unable to work, give any further instructions and
when other accessories like mouse or the keyboard fail to
navigate. A freezing or hanging computer means existence of bad
sectors on your computer’s hard drive making it difficult to
read or surpass them. This hinders the hard drive’s ability to
make necessary transactions like reading files or loading
programs and is not able to access other sectors without
completing the given command. Though rebooting or restarting the
computer may help a few times, this condition should not be left
unattended to as the bad sectors may increase with increased
usage causing the complete hard disk to crash.

Heed to the symptoms of your ailing hard disk and you can be
guaranteed a life time trouble free computer.

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The Sexual Revolutionary

Helen Gurley Brown made it good to be bad, but was she a great feminist? A new biography argues that Cosmo’s editor belongs in the pantheon with Betty Friedan. By Kara Jesella.
Helen Gurley Brown never looked like the mother of modern feminism. The…

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Suzy Welch’s Decision-Making Secrets

In part two of Tina Brown’s interview with Suzy Welch, the author of 10-10-10 explains the formula she invented for solving life’s most vexing problems: How will you feel about this decision in 10 minutes? 10 months? 10 years? Read part one of Tina…

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Bob Barker’s Book Showcase

The legendary game-show host, who recently published a memoir, Priceless Memories, shares four of his favorite reads, from a book about the Sioux Indians to Harper’s Bible Dictionary.
These Were the Siouxby Mari Sandoz
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Getting Website Traffic For Free is Not That Hard

Regardless of how good your website is, how good your sales copy is, how good or attractive your product is, unless you generate traffic you will never make money online. This article is going to cover some ways for you to drive traffic to your website for free.

Some say the money is in the list. Well, that may be true, but the real money is in driving traffic to your website. This article is going to give you some tips and tricks you can use to get free website traffic.

Most people when starting out don’t have the extra cash needed to pay someone to get them traffic. So, you must be willing to learn and put in some effort in understanding what you need to do to get traffic for free. Be prepared because it will take work and you will need to commit to it at the beginning. Once you have mastered the techniques, you can start to ease off some as many of the techniques will start to work on auto-pilot for you.

Being able to get website traffic for free will take a little time to build up. Without question, paying for traffic will get you instant results, but it is very important you learn how to get traffic for free. Believe me, it is a great feeling when you get tons of traffic to your site, and you know you haven’t paid a penny for it!

The first place you should look at to get traffic for free is in forums. Depending on what you are selling, or what your website is offering I guarantee you there is a forum on the subject somewhere. Search out and find those forums using the search engines. Check them out, see what people are writing about or commenting on. Join forums and answer people’s questions or simply reply to comments they make in the forum. You will soon brand yourself as an expert in your field and gain a good reputation. Once you are recognized as an expert, you can then start adding your signature to all your comments.

The amount of traffic you get from this will astonish you trust me. The major benefit is that the traffic visiting your site will be highly targeted and much more likely to either optin to your newsletter, or indeed purchase your product.

Set up your own squeeze page or capture page and offer a newsletter full of content on your niche or subject. It is advisable to send all your traffic to your squeeze page and build your own mailing list. When people optin, give them high quality content. Make it enjoyable to read and many of your subscribers will then begin to tell their friends about you. This itself will bring you more free traffic.

Contact other website owners that have similar products to what you are selling. Ask them if they are interested in swapping or trading links. Most webmasters realize the importance of this and most will agree providing you are not selling the same product of course. Exchanging links will help to increase your search engine rankings which will in time bring you more free traffic.

Writing articles of course will bring you a lot of traffic over time. The most important thing is your articles need to be original and full of quality content giving the reader exactly the information they are looking for. It will take time but with high quality articles and good content the traffic will come.

You will need to write up as many articles as possible over a short period of time. The more the better basically. It is free to also submit these articles. The Internet is full of places where you can submit your article without charge. One small tip here is to make sure you do not submit the same article to all of the directories as this will be classified as duplicate content and have a negative effect on your search engine raking. Simply change the article around and make it more than 30% different and then submit it to another directory.

Set up your own Blog and provide good quality content on it. You can get a free Blog from http://www.wordpress.along with many other places you can get a Blog for free. Providing good content works in two ways. It helps to get your site ranked high on search engines, and because most of your free traffic will come from there, it is important to get your sites ranked high. Secondly, providing good content helps to build and brand you as an expert. People then recommend your site to others bringing you more traffic of course.

Using the above techniques and spending a little time putting everything in place will help you to start getting targeted traffic to your websites for free. There are other techniques of course but for nowArticle Search, use these in this article to at least get started.

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The Bodleian\’s treasures, available to all

Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 10:44 AM
Posted by Ben Bunnell, Book Search Library Partnerships

In 2004, Google began a partnership with Oxford University Library to scan mostly 19th century public domain books from its Bodleian library. Five years on, we\’re delighted to announce the end of this phase of our scanning with Oxford, our first European partner. Together, we have digitized and made available on Google Book Search many hundreds of thousands of public domain books from the Bodleian and other Oxford libraries, representing the bulk of their available public domain content.

From English to German, to Spanish and French, most of the digitized works date from the 19th century and range from classic literature to more scientific volumes in fields including Geography, Philosophy or Anthropology. Among some of the works now available through Book Search, you can find the first English translation of Newton\’s Mathematical principles of natural philosophy from 1729, the first edition of Jane Austen\’s Emma, and John Cassell\’s Illustrated History of England. You can search and read the full text of these works on Google Book Search, and download and print a pdf if you wish to.

So, does this mean we are done?

Far from it! With most of Oxford\’s 19th century public domain works now digitized and available to users online, we look forward to continuing our partnership with Oxford to digitize more content as it becomes available and work together to bring more books to more people in more languages around the world.

\”Library users have always loved browsing books for the serendipitous discoveries they provide. Digital books offer a similar thrill, but on multiple levels– deep entry into the texts or the ability to browse the virtual shelf of books assembled from the world\’s great libraries,\” says Sarah E. Thomas, Bodley\’s Librarian and Director of Oxford University Library Services.

For more information on Book Search, visit

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About Google Book Search

Search the full text of Books
Find the perfect book for your purposes and discover new ones that interest you.

Book Search works just like web search. Try a search on Google Book Search or on When we find a book with content that contains a match for your search terms, we’ll link to it in your search results.
Browse books online
If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given us permission, you’ll be able to see a preview of the book, and in some cases the entire text. If it’s in the public domain, you’re free to download a PDF copy. Learn more about the different views.
Learn more — fast
We’ve created reference pages for every book so you can quickly find all kinds of relevant information: book reviews, web references, maps and more. See an example.
Buy the book … or borrow it from the library
If you find a book you like, click on the “Buy this book” and “Borrow this book” links to see where you can buy or borrow it.
Where do the books come from?
Currently, we are connecting readers with books in two ways: the Partner Program and the Library Project.

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