Monday, April 23, 2007

Computer problems

I usually try not to blog from work, but since this is the only place where I have a usable computer...

I think I managed to wipe out my harddrive last night...as I was using my computer. One of the guys I work with is trying to help me extract the data out of it now. If the words "unmountable boot drive" means anything to you, yeah, I got that message on a blue screen. It was a "happy" moment when I realized what that message meant. Last backup of the harddrive...probably a year ago. So, blog posts will be few until I have that working again or get a new harddrive while I wait to see if I can find someone who can extract the data off of this one. I still have a flicker of hope I can still get to the contents. It's just a flicker, a very dim flicker. This flicker stems from the fact that I can get to the blue screen and I have the option to boot to safe mode or command prompt. Unfortunately, the computer does die before it is actually able to boot. To sum it up, the harddrive is in something like a persistent vegetative state.

This happened when I was trying to post and even include some pictures! So, I was very upset this morning. It's like loosing your best friend. Yes, I can vacation without a computer, but when I'm at home, it needs to be on and always accessible!

4 comments:

bethc said...

I can't even imagine... must back up promptly!

Nina said...

You poor thing! I hope your hard drive has a miraculous recovery

Svetlana said...

Wow, that sucks. Hope you get it back soon. In the mean time you have more time for knitting, beading, spinning, cooking....

Patricia said...

That is so scary! I'm going to back up right now!