Thursday, June 21, 2007

Computer go BOOM!!

My desktop computer is dead.

It made an evil clicking noise last week and froze up, and try as I might, I couldn't get it to boot up again. I had to go to Springfield Tuesday, so I took it to the people who made it.

They called me yesterday, and reported that my hard drive is DEAD, and they can't recover ANY of my files.

I'm heartbroken!

I keep remembering more and more things that are on there that are now lost- ALL of my music files, photos, videos, documents, my Sims stuff, old e-mails, EVERYTHING. I know that I backed everything up to CD a while back, but I'm sure that was close to a year ago, so even if I find those, I've still lost a LOT.

To make it even worse- I was finally just a couple of months away from having that computer totally paid off! (I bought it back in 2004, but took it in a year or so ago to get a better graphics card when SWG and MXO came out.) On the bright side, I have been wanting a bigger hard drive, which I'm now getting, but I didn't want to get it like THIS! Plus, it will be so EMPTY now, without years of accumulated junk on it!

OH man! All of my favorite links! Gone, too!

I think I need to have a funeral for my hard drive and mourn my loss.

Today I started the task of trying to track down the CDs I burned a bunch of backup files to. No luck yet, but I have found most of my Sims discs, which is a start. Just reinstalling all of those expansion packs is going to take up the better part of a day!

I pulled out my notebook at work yesterday, and started making a list of all of the things lost that I need to replace somehow- music I can't live without, software I'll need to reinstall, where I might be able to recover some of what is list (ie I can download a lot of photos from my website).

The good side is that my old hard drive was 120gb, and I had almost no free space left, and the new one I'm getting is 210, so I'm going to have free space out the wazoo! (Especially considering that there will be nothing on it!)

A few people have suggested that I take my hard drive to someone else for a second opinion, and it's certainly worth a try. I mean, everything is already gone, what's to lose?

In much happier news, I got to see the fab Ms Kellylou on Monday night. She was passing through town, so I hooked her up with a hotel room, and got to spend a few hours hanging out with her crew of eighty-seven children. Good times! And she'll be back next week, and there are just over 4 months until we pirate it up in Florida! Hooray!

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