My old laptop finally kicked the bucket. It served me well for many many years. It was a Sony Vaio Core 2 Duo laptop that originally came with XP. I eventually upgraded it to Windows 7, Windows 8 and even ran Windows 10 on it.
I was in the process of upgrading the hard drive to a SSD. It was almost ready. I had booted with Windows PE to set the active partition and as I shut it down the speakers gave out a scream of pain. I had to hold in the power button to shut it off and it never booted up again.
I took the SSD out and tried different things but when you hear the scream of death from electronics, you know they’re done. The last time I heard that sound was when I drove a wood screw too far into an amplified speaker and right into the circuit board.
Oh well. It is time for a new laptop anyway. It worked nicely for so many years but was getting touchy. If I bumped it too hard it would lock up. It was old.
Looks like I know what I will buy buying myself first when I start the new job.