Yesterday, I decided that the new PC had been online long enough and I could take my older PC and turn it into a Linux box. When I did the install my hard drive started failing. I could hear a slight squeak every time it moved the access arm. Before I was able to complete the Linux install the hard drive had completely stopped working.
I turned it off and let it rest for the night and decided to try it one last time. The install stated fine and the hard drive didn’t make any noises, however after about 3 minutes of loading from the DVD to the hard drive the noise is back and I type the Linux install failure message has appeared.
Now I have a new worry. The hard drive in my primary PC is the same age as the failing hard drive. Worry, worry, worry.