Very Upset...

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by RoyalT, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. RoyalT

    RoyalT New Member

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    Last night my computer fucked up. I had to format.

    I lost my music
    I lost my porn
    I lost my poems and songs and stories!!

    I lost my poems!

    :(

    I had at least 100...granted most were shit but there were some good ones, some sentimental ones and some great ones. Its a lot of time I wasted...its now as if I never wrote anything at all! This is all I have...I think I remembered it correctly:

    In A Lonely Place

    In a dark and lonely place
    A smile painted on my face
    The paint begins to crack
    The façade starts to peel
    Revealing and earthy tone of
    Sad
    This is how I really feel
    Sad
    In a dark and lonely place


    Yes, I am sad. Backup your files people! Sympathy too...anyone ever lost very important/dear things on their comp?
     
  2. digitalhunk007

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    That's horrible. I'm so sorry to hear that. My PC fucked up several times in the past too. Then when I majored in Graphic Design, I ended up making the complete switch to the Mac.

    I love my iMac and believe me, I sure don't miss my PC one bit! :biggrin1:
     
  3. chicagosam

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    Get a Mac!
    PCs suck!

    I work with nothing but Macs and have never had a problem. All I hear from PC users is the constant failure of the machine. I guess you pay for what you get. Good luck in your retrieval process.
     
  4. cklover

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    Sorry for your loss...why don't you find out how to do a file backup every now and then? Also, recovery/reformat procedures vary from pc manufacturers but there are some methods that don't have to destroy all files to work ok. Good luck.
     
  5. viking1

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    I agree 100%! I think Apple has the best OS and certainly the slickest GUI.
    Nothing wrong with Sun Microsystems either. Their Solaris OS is based on UNIX just like Apple's OS-X. Linux is good if you understand enough about computers to actually use it functionally.

    I didn't get along too well with Windows at all and I would never go back.
    Unix based system don't suffer from may of the problems that Windows does. Including all of the worms and viruses.

    What gets me the most about Windows is that it can't be reloaded so that it ever works like it did from the factory. My sister is an educator and is a department head and does much of her school work on her home computer. Her school uses all Windows machines so she has little choice to use one as well. She doesn't like Windows either. Her Dell crashed under warranty and even the Dell support techs could not reload Windows so that it worked as it did when new. I have had Macs since 2003 and I have not had to reload OS-X due to a software problem. I did one time due to a hardware failure but not due to a software crash. Yes, it did work just as before afterwards too.
     
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    Ouch. I feel for you, mate. I started writing a couple of really good songs a couple of weeks ago and have lost the book of staff paper. About 50 tabs are gone, too.
     
  7. RoyalT

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    Thanks...There was a recovery process thing but it didn't work...that's what I get for paying £300 for a piece of shit box of bolts...

    Nothing works right on Windows...some things might work okay but I think most applications crash or have something fundamentally flawed in them. Grr.

    I might get a little MAC laptop or something...and just use it for writing. I should have backed up though. I have loads of blank CDs and DVDs lying around. I feel so stoopid and I have lost a really big part of the last few years. :mad:

    I've also lost photos of Christmas Day etc...fuckin windows... + Packard Bell making shit PC's with shit components...
     
  8. Rikter8

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    I work on PCs exclusively with Windows...
    I dont have any issues recovering files from corrupt operating systems.

    I also don't have problems reloading the WIndows operating systems from scratch.

    As a matter of fact, I had a customer on christmas eve totally lose her hard drive, and I successfully restored the family videos, pics, etc etc, EVEN after they goobered it up trying to do a system restore.

    You CAN recover files after a disk format.

    I would think that if you cant reload it 100% the same, then either you dont know what your doing, you do not have the correct tools or you have a hardware issue that's corrupting the install (I.E. memory, CPU, bad hard drive, bad hard drive controller)
    I've even done county and govt office critical data situations, and have had very limited issues.

    The reason Mac's run so solid, is because they have Limited software and Limited Hardware capability. Of course theyre going to run solid. There isn't much out there to test.

    Backing up data is just being responsable.
     
  9. invisibleman

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    I have had my PC crash on me twice. Second time was bad I had to get it serviced and four weeks later, I had my PC back. It took me about three days to get my software back in there. I was happy again with a new slate. I also ended up getting a external hard drive to back my stuff up on occasion. I save my stuff regularly.

    I like the Macs as well. (Yeah, they present content VERY well on the screen. I think Bill Gates was thinking about the presentation and look of how fonts look on the PC. I uploaded the new Microsoft Internet Explorer. I noticed automatically how things look a lot better on the PC--fontwise. (I really liked how things on the Macintosh PC looked on the screen.) I was really surprised how things look now. (Very Mac. Clear crisp lettering. No pixellations.)



    I don't have Vista yet. I would need some serious upgrades to do that, plus a couple a hundred for the OS.
     
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    Ahh man, I am so sorry.

    This happened to me also about 4 years back, I lost about 20 poems, and a load of short stories, some of them really personal, that came from some really deep places and some from my childhood. I managed to salvage about a third perfect from memory, a third not so perfect, the other third a big fat zero...it was heartbreaking, I totally understand.

    One lesson I really learned though was to clean out my pc and install/subscribe some hardcore security and always save/back-up to a memory stick.

    Let it go and move forward, all you can do.
     
  11. B_Think_Kink

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    Yup my father was trying to turn 98SE into XP.. by creating multiple accounts, then decided he didn't like it, and say bye bye to T_K's 1500+ song collection, and hidden files...
    We got a new hardrive all together after that...

    I feel your pain.
     
  12. Big Bambu

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    Just a little hint - Macs and PCs generally use the same hard drives, so both have a similar chance of failure in that area. I used to use Macs back in the early-mid 90s but I've been using PCs since. I have OSX installed on another partition. It's pretty, but I rarely use it.

    OP, get a second hard drive and use something like Acronis True Image or Ghost to back up the system partition and your personal files.
     
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    Royal T:

    If you can stand one more bit of advice, I'll echo Big Bambu's post:

    Get an external USB hard drive. They're relatively inexpensive and can backup a lot of valuable data that can't be trusted on only one hard drive on the PC.
     
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    Yeah thanks I will get a USB drive...

    And the problem is I think that there were a lot of partitions on the old formatted system...and drives with nothing on them...it was just weird. I kept getting the 'a file is missing or corrupt in c:\windows\system on most boots too. The comp has always been a bit fucked. I know how to format...but can files be recovered even after I deleted and formatted a PC?
     
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    I would place a call to a local computer place, they shall tell you... I don't think its a formatting problem if it keeps happening, maybe a faulty hard drive.
     
  17. Epistasia

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    Ditto on getting a copy of Ghost and an external drive. My boyfriend is the computer person here (we have two PCs and a Mac) and he keeps a drive dedicated to ghost files. His computers don't usually have problems but my laptop is always crashing. When I have a problem he just hooks my computer up and a few minutes later it's as good as new. He also created some kind of drive that all of our computers can talk to that is... mirrored? I don't know how it works but he says that even if one drive goes bad the files will still be there. This is where my knowledge ends but since setting this up we have yet to lose anything permanently.

    Brit
     
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