I have a HP Mini-210 netbook purchased in the spring of 2010. It had a critical failure a week ago. Basically, the hard drive started failing. It randomly started crashing, and failing to reboot. I managed to salvage all of my data … I think. I have no way to know if any of it was corrupted.
I’m now running on a spare hard drive we just had sitting around in a drawer. I expect I’ll need another hard drive in 6-12 months. I had to reinstall Windows and all of my data is on an external hard drive, so I don’t have any of the notes blog posts that I was working on when the crash hit.