Chapter 32. Recovering After a Computer Crash

It's a fact of life: Computers crash. Some computer crashes are unavoidable and unpredictable. An update to a software package that you've used successfully for ages might conflict with another program or with a device driver installed on your computer. If a speck of dust sneaks into a hard disk enclosure on your system, it can send your system files to never-never land. A stroke of lightning or an unexpected surge of electrical power can overwhelm a power supply, ...

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