So the laptop computer that I bought just one scant year ago is starting to give me problems ... Apparently, the re-writable CD drive is not working properly, as it keeps giving me error messages when I try to copy files onto blank CDs.
It's kind of weird, because it was working fine earlier in the week ... I was backing up the files on my hard drive, and the first couple of CDs didn't give me any problems. However, when I tried to finish up the next day (I started making backups late at night and thought I could just continue the next night rather than sacrifice more sleep), the files were being copied to the disk very SLOOOOOOWLY until it finally just gave me a "There was an error writing to the disk" message.
At first I thought there might just be a problem with the last couple of disks (I've become notorious at having bad luck when it comes to buying blank CDs that actually function properly), but I returned them for some replacements and the same thing happened - it'll copy the files to the disk very slowly, then it'll just "sit" on one file for a few moments (up to a minute and a half one time) before giving the error message. Plus, I tried the new disks on the re-writable CD drive of my computer at work, and they worked fine.
So, am I doomed to return my precious laptop to Best Buy (I got the three-year warranty plan) and have them send it back to the manufacturer for repairs? Me no likey that idea ...
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