Today, after 2 days of incident, Dell Support confirmed that my hard drive is failed. I was keeping hope that it would be due to mother-board, memory stick etc, but happening in a Murphy’s law way, the problem zeroed down to hard disk. The part of a computer system where actual data resides.
And in my case, it was not only data but the data which meant to me a lot. To name some things – I was actively working on a book, so lost one-month worth of my chapters, in parallel working on 3 technical papers and research work, which all lost, 2 month’s efforts and research lost. All my web-accounts and financial data/ acc-info is lost.
I am socked, angry, frustrated and hopeless all at the same time. Don’t know how much time it will take to recover from this painful situation.
Lessons learnt. That’s the only positive thing I can say now.