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21 June 2011 @ 01:57 pm
pray to whatever god you worship...  
...for me. My youngest spawn downloaded something onto my computer and we got The Blue Screen of Death. All my BigBang stuff was on that machine. My writing, MY ART. My hubs is a whiz with all things electronic so, UGH, I hope he can untangle this when he gets home from work. I haz the scare. And you know how misery loves compnay so I'm sharin'. *sniffle*
 
 
Current Mood: nauseatednauseated
Current Music: a funeral dirge
 
 
 
Sianne: [Dean] Cowboy - Smilesi_star_x on June 21st, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
*fingers crosseed* ♥
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on June 21st, 2011 11:53 pm (UTC)
*and toes!*
Morgan Briarwood: SPN Sam S1briarwood on June 21st, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

I know that scary feeling. Try not to panic. These things can usually be fixed. At worst, it's generally possible to recover the data, even if Windows is broken.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on June 21st, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
Well, so far, no dice. But my husband thinks he can remove the drive, download everything to a different computer, THEN do the repairs. But we won't know until he gets back from work tomorrow, because apparently, it was of the utmost importance for him to play D&D tonight. Doesn't he know Supernatural trumps stupid fantasy rpgs?! *flails in a bad way*
Morgan Briarwood: SPN Dean Sepiabriarwood on June 22nd, 2011 04:44 am (UTC)
Oh, dear! D&D trumps everything, I fear, at least for those who play it. I don't really get it, myself, but then, we can be pretty obsessive about fandom, can't we?

Best of luck with the recovery. I'm sure it'll be okay.
Rachelraeve on June 21st, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
@_@ i hope it can be fixed. *prays to Godstiel*

i highly recommend buying a secondary drive in the future to store all your photos/music/arts/writings on. they're pretty cheap too. i bought an external harddrive for under $100 and it's 1TB of storage. it'll take me forever to fill up that thing.

here's the one i use as my DVR:
Seagate 1TB External USB Portable Hard Drive
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on June 21st, 2011 11:53 pm (UTC)
Godstiel...*teehee!*

We HAVE a stinkin' secondary drive but I forgot to save my latest things to it. Totally my fault, and so far, my husband has had no luck fixing the issue. I'm so very totally uber-annoyed! I hope things look up tomorrow...
Rachel: blood dropraeve on June 22nd, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
dude! you gotta save yo files onto that drive as a default. i save nothing important on my C drive. i use C drive for operating system and programs only. although i learned the hard way that not having a surge protector can fry an entire computer and not just the main drive. @_@ (i have a surge protector now. lol.)

i hope you can recover those writings. i find writing so effin' hard. *weeps for your pain*
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on June 22nd, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
Seems like such a no-brainer, doesn't it?! Yeah, I'm totally gonna save automatically to the external drive from here on out. *facepalm*
monicawoe: 622hellsoulmonicawoe on June 21st, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
My hubby actually did data recoveries for years - i hope it doesn't get to that stage, but generally if the hard drive itself is okay there is a good chance

Might I also recommend dropbox as a supplementary backup storage solution? I swear by it.

Dropbox.com

The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on June 21st, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
We have an external drive too, but I didn't have the opportunity to back-up my latest things there yet. STU to the PID, on my part.

So far, the hubs hasn't been able to fix the issue. And he was so concerned with my plight, he decided to wander off and play D&D with some friends. Maybe he'll make time in his busy schedule TOMORROW after work. Am I sounding bitter? I sure hope so because I'm feeling like a sheep's stomach full of lemons right now. Grrrr.
monicawoemonicawoe on June 22nd, 2011 12:43 am (UTC)
Ugh. I'd be bitter too. I think that earns him a -5 to INT

Perhaps he doesn't understand that the Big Bang is the Dungeon of fanfic? He's robbing you of potential epic loot by delaying it's completion! (or something)

What model computer is it you're having the blue screen on? Do you feel confident to try any basic troubleshooting yourself? Or did he already do that?

The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on June 22nd, 2011 02:42 am (UTC)
I totally lust that you know gamerspeak. *snickersnort!*

It's a FrankenPC. My husband put it together with spare parts and chewing gum. I can do zero trouble-shooting at this point because the machine is up on blocks. But hey, I'll use this here laptop for now and pray to get my first chapters and art back tomorrow. *crosses fingers AND toes*
monicawoe: cupmonicawoe on June 22nd, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
LOL hell I was a gamer from the moment I played King's Quest as a kid.
I had a few lovely years of WoW, Final Fantasy VII-X (we won't speak of X-2) and a long, long love affair with Silent Hill. I miss gaming, but I can't find a good way to fit it in now that I have my little one -- except for her iPad games which we play together. Maybe when she is older though...

I'll keep my toes crossed for your data too!
Knife Edge: Lurkingknifeedgefic on June 22nd, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
repeating this from the IT director hubby:

"if you know anyone who has a Mac, pop the drive from your computer into a USB case (purchasable at Best Buy) then plug it into a mac. You should be able to mount the drive and pull your data off of it. Then reformat the drive, and reinstall windows and all your stuff. You shouldn't lose your data that way... and don't let the idiots at Best Buy (or local equivalent) anywhere near your computer."
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on June 22nd, 2011 04:29 am (UTC)
That is EXCELLENT advice. That's kinda what we're trying to do via one of our other computers (you know how some people have old cars all over their yard? We have old computers.)

But our shared best friend is a Mac user so if we can't do it with the PCs, we'll Mac it. Thanks for the 411!
salty_catfish on June 22nd, 2011 09:56 am (UTC)
OH NO /o\ Try not to panic.
I've skimmed the comments and you know how data recovery works and got some good advice, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. (I have a friend who just doesn't plug her artsing PC into the internet at all, that's probably the safest method of them all. But you need more than one PC, of course.)
kaz? bonne?: spn - tech supportdatenshiblue on June 22nd, 2011 01:21 pm (UTC)
Adding to the commiseration, crossed extremities, and best wishes! Chiming in that if the drive still works (spins) you should be able to recover data.

I will add a whispered prayer to Computa, if you don't mind pagan assistance. ;)

(Also I'm guessing but person's hubby's advice above might have specified recovering files on a Mac perhaps because it would not involve spreading a PC-specific pathogen from the contaminated drive?)

<3
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on June 23rd, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
We're slowly putting Humpty Dumpty back together again. Computa loves me!
kaz? bonne?: spn - I knew it!datenshiblue on June 23rd, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
Good news!!! ^__^
insert coffee to activateheard_the_owl on June 23rd, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)

OH NOooooooooooo!!!

Hope hope hope you can get it back!

The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on June 23rd, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
Gawd, me too. I hope by tonight I'll have access to my stuff again. Longest three days OF MY LIFE. (Well, not really but it's hella frustrating.) I'm gonna have to haul ass to get things done in time, which is doubly frustrating when you want so badly to do a Good Job™.