Hard drive fares badly in dust storm

Kathleen Atkins

Under the right — or, more accurately, wrong — circumstances, your computer can suffer from storms in your study.

Lounge member Lynnzer wrote in the Hardware forum about the sad, slow condition of his big, three–hard drive machine. After some discussion of possible power-supply limitations, he got the connection: new carpet and general redecorating (dust everywhere) had maimed his system. His reports on the rehabilitation of his machine serve as a cautionary tale. More.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions that you may be able to provide responses to:

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.