"Multiple indications of hard drive failure."
How discouraging is that? I'm going to have a 2G flash drive to back my in-progress files to as a fail-safe, but I'm fighting time until a new hard drive and is installed.
I would just like to say that my personal laptop, a Toshiba, lasted over four years before it experienced a hard drive failure.
This nifty Dell laptop hasn't made it to the one year mark.
My funk is nice and deep now.