Damn computers! Sometime ago I had the misfortune to be distracted while I was powering down my PC and in a rush to head out the door and I powered off before Windows had finished saving my profile data…that was my profile corrupted. So ensued a lengthy recovery and a decision to backup everything.
The day after I found the CD to operate the USB DVD Drive I was going to use for the backup, not only did The Movie Blog site go down, but my Hard Drive decided not to work anymore, and I mean hardware wise decided not to work. Not even access onto it as a slave drive. Coincidence? I hope so, otherwise someone down there is trying to burn my feet.
So I basically lost everything. I’ve spent the last week or so building the new system and downloading all the updates for Windows and Office – that’s no mean feat I’ll tell you – and then sourcing, downloading and installing all my old software. I’m nearly finished. I’m waiting for some none too helpful advice from Norton (more on that later) and that should be my final install, at this point just about everything is running as expected again, just a hell of a lot faster!
I’ve now got email back again too, so for those of you who sent me email and I haven’t replied, there’s your answer. It’s all gone. All I saved were Contacts, Calendar, MP3’s, Movies and my Photography, everything else went and believe me that’s a hell of a lot gone. It gives me a huge feeling of dread when I actually think of how much has gone…no matter, I’ll get it all back eventually.
The backup will be done this weekend, without fail.