Damn Laptop

Ran out of batteries at Tim’s. My machine went into a forced hibernate mode, and foobarred my 1X wireless card. I’ve had to risk rebooting my laptop in order to reset everything. Luckily, the laptop only made that hard drive grinding sound for a little while and then it booted up. I’m beginning to wonder if this is only a Window$ thing, or that my laptop is beginning to fail in multiple places. I don’t really relish the idea of finding a new laptop, but I’m also not very interested in paying to keep up this old model.