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Air Bubbles in My Hard Disk?
Jun 6th, 2009 at 1:53pm
 
Yesterday, while waiting in a check-out lane at an office supply store, I overheard the clerk who was attempting to help a customer.  The customer complained of some unspecified pop-up error message appearing on his PC, to which the clerk replied:  “Oh, you need to defrag your hard disk drive.  It gets out the air bubbles.”

Who knew?  Defragmentation of a hard disk drive removes those nasty air bubbles!   Grin
 

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Re: Air Bubbles in My Hard Disk?
Reply #1 - Jun 6th, 2009 at 6:22pm
 
HaHa.  Can you imagine?

I've heard lots of similar things at Fry's Electronics.  You'd think the salesmen there would have some knowledge, but don't count on it!

To me, that's the hard thing about computers.  Everyone thinks they are an expert.  Or, they know nothing and don't want to know anything.  There's no in-between.  Computer users like the one's on this forum, who know they can always learn something new, seem to me to be a small minority.
 
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Reply #2 - Jun 7th, 2009 at 3:42am
 
Air bubbles!!  Of course!  So that's the occasional "pop" sound I sometimes hear when little things pop up in the lower right corner of the screen.  I always thought they were called balloons, but those are BUBBLES!


 
 
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Reply #3 - Jun 7th, 2009 at 10:31am
 
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Reply #4 - Jun 7th, 2009 at 11:10am
 
Oh, so the internet is no longer the most accurate and definitive source for troubleshooting information!
 

If anything can go wrong, it already did, and you just now noticed it.
 
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