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Hard Drive Failure!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dontoe, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. dontoe

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    Well, new (13 month old) laptop's hard-drive failed yesterday morning! Big time pi$$er!
    Worst part, all my kool links were on it of course. Ordered a new bigger, better one from Dell, but it'll be a couple of weeks until it arrives. Woo-hoo 17-inch screen! Gonna get a friend to remove the hard-drive and see if he can get the data off it and install a new one. I'm using the five year old one that I gave the wife last year until then. Damn, there go some nice upgrades/parts fer the Blazer. But, I gotta have a good one, I do Safety videos and was doing the Company Website and newsletters but found it took up to much of my time.
     
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    Dang it, quit messing with the color of your type.... I can't see it. It blends in with the back ground.
     
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    Yes, sir. Sorry, sir!
     
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    If the information was worth as much to you as the service fee , there are places that can recover the data from it from you . The drive may be dead , but the platters probably have your stuff still on them somewhere .
     
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    i have a data recovery program that i used when my hard drive went out. I got Alot of stuff recovered, but most of the data was all messed up. Lost lots of songs that got somehow mixed with other songs, lost the wedding pictures:frown1: , i'm still in trouble for that one.
     
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    BACK UP YOUR FILES
     
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    Exactly , DVD burners are cheap , and most pics and music etc fits on a few ( my backup took 4 DVD's , just home movies and oics etc ) .

    Backing up can be equated to carrying spare axleshafts , you just do it because breakage is going to happen , just a matter of time . MTBF :D
     
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    Oh, I didn't loose anything "really" important, as I backup those to an external 180 gig hard-drive. And really critical data then goes on DVD. Just hate to loose the few photos I took in the last week or so and I don't back up my favorites files and stuff that aren't critical.
     

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