if you have spent anytime working with computers, you know that they can be a bit unpredictable (to put it very, very politely).
My iMac was working fine, till i got a bad block on my hard drive last Thursday, and went about fixing it Friday. The good news was that there was only one.
The bad news is that that’s enough to upset any plans I had for the day.
So i began with a wipe of the hard drive, which causes the computer to reallocate the bad sector. After that relatively quick process, then comes the real time-suck, which is reinstalling the operating system (in this instance Mac OS X 10.11.2, El Capitan Beta) which takes five or six hours.
So while the system software was reinstalling, i went out for run a because the process is one that going to take the time it’s going to take, and me sitting staring at the screen isn’t going to make that process more any quicker.
Then comes reinstalling the applications that i had prior to the crash (and tracking down the passwords that I had no reason to know so that I could re-activate the software.
The software reinstall finished Saturday, and i have been reinstalling everything else.