Windows 98 SE, screen savers, and hard drive crashes
Posted on 2006-10-24
I had a harddrive in my IBM Aptiva with Windows 98 SE and 256Megs of RAM, and one day I happened to change the screensaver to that 3D Maze that turns upside down. I left that screen saver running for about two days and my harddrive crashed - a total hardware failure.
I bought a new harddrive to replace it and chose Inside My Computer as the screensaver. After about 4 days, the new harddrive hadn't crashed, but the computer was CRAWLING!!!! I mean, you move the mouse and it took about 5 minutes to restore the desktop!
Are these just bizarre coincidences, or do I really need to be more careful what screen savers I choose, or better yet, turn the computer off if I'm not going to use it?