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why me... why!?

Discussion in 'General' started by ReFredzRate, 31 Jul 2003.

  1. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Yesterday afternoon I come home, my sister tells me my computer is broken. I check it out and find out the harddisk which has cost me €150 is dead. So ok... buy a new harddisk, no problem...

    Today I get to work with my laptop and all CD's I need to put Windows Xp Professional on it, because I miss too much when I'm using Xp Home, which I got together with my laptop. So when I get at work, I do some hard work and create a new partition while resizing the other one. I get on a break, drink a cup of coffee, get back and see my laptop has crashed while resizing the partition I used to store my website backups, truckloads of pictures, a ****load of music, and a few DVD rips. One partition destroyed. I got in a totally ****** up mood, and tried to install windows on the new partition. First time went wrong, dont even know what made it go like this, but suddenly I had an extra 11Gb partition, which wasn't possible because I went straight over the size of the harddisk.... So I remove all partitions, no more chances on recovery, everything was trashed.

    So in 2 days I think I got myself about... let's say €500 of damage... Someone is going to start over ripping his CD's and DVD's... the pictures are lost and already were irreplacable (this hurts...) and at this moment I am downloading my websites.... :waah:
     
  2. Ryuujin

    Ryuujin What's a Dremel?

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    Sounds like a nightmare, sorry to hear about your troubles, hopefully it gets better soon
     
  3. mookie

    mookie very nawty<br><img src="http://mookie.org/i/avatar

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    That's really horrible. Sorry to hear that.

    Although, it can be a reminder to everyone to back up, especially pictures.
     
  4. Ubermich

    Ubermich He did it!

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    So the moral of this story is: Back up your data!

    Sucks that you lost all your stuff man.
     
  5. Lithium

    Lithium super spunk

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    Unlucky mate...Hope ya get it sorted soon with minimum costs...

    and as mookie says back up those photos ppl, they are priceless.
     
  6. Supercool

    Supercool Gone.

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    unlucky...

    Most of my photos are backed up on cd/dvd, online and on my 'ickle server :)
     
  7. Pflumingo

    Pflumingo givem the bird.

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    If you haven't written over them too much yet, Try FileScavenger (if you had NTFS, it will find and recover EVERYTHING)

    I lost a 240GB Raid partition, and it found ALL my stuff, Windoze didn't even know there was a drive there... I trust it implicitly...

    google for file scavenger.
     
  8. Virtblue

    Virtblue What's a Dremel?

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    it happens to all of us sooner or later...... cheer up man
     
  9. Mr. Roboto

    Mr. Roboto xBurningMikex

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    sucks, man..I've been lucky and never had a real serious problem with my system since I built it over a year ago.
     
  10. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Finally I have the newest version of my website back. Luckily I didn't change anything after the last upload, so it's entirely up-to-date.

    As for the pictures, I found out a few of them were stored on my website as well, which was quite a relief for me. But so much got lost....

    Remember, backup everything!! Preferably twice!!!
     
  11. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    :idea: Bad luck mate:(, bah and it all happens in one day..

    Not im worried becuase I got like a 30 gb partion i aint backuped up in ages and it has everything on there if i lose that its bye bye life, i got hrs of music pics software etc etc
     
  12. BioSniper

    BioSniper Minimodder

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    sorry to hear it dude :(
    As before. Backup, backup, backup and backup again
    Everything I have is on my mirrored RAID array and burnt to CD to _HOPEFULLY_ I have everything I need in the event of such a disaster
     
  13. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    My condolences on the loss of your data. I know how hard that can be, I've been through it many times.

    The trouble with backing up my data is...... How the forkin' hell am I supposed to back up 80GB's of data?! I'm not putting it all on CD's :eeek:, and that would be a hell of a lot of DVD-R's! I guess it's just a good thing that all the data is on my file server, that's left running in a cupboard, not touched, not ****ed with, not even looked at... It still won't protect against component failure tho :(. I think I ought to get meself a SATA RAIO 0+1 array on the go :D. Fault tolerant systems, all the way :rock: :)
     
  14. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    backup od 80 gb is no problem.. just but a external 120GB disc or something... and connect it ONLY when you need it... store it in a fireproof box for extra safety.. ;)
     
  15. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    *checks the prices of external drives > 100gb.....*

    *checks wallet contents...*

    *kills moths in wallet*


    Ahaaaaa, that's why I haven't done it yet :). To be honest tho, I haven't lost any data for a while now. My FS isn't messed with, so there's less chance of anything screwing up
     
  16. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    omg... I just found out that the pictures from the last 6 months were still on my camera flash card... I feel so f***ing lucky now!! :clap:
     

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